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#1 vx-pjl



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:57 PM

Hi all, I’m currently in the market for a VX220. For a long while I’ve always liked these (in fact I seem to remember being at the London Motor Show as an 11 year old back in the day when these were announced). Fast forward 21 years and I’ve decided it’s now or never to jump into ownership!

I have my eye on a nice supercharged car (mostly from a VFM point of view), however having spent the last 12 years driving normal and hot hatches, I suspect I will be able to hear most insurers laughing from London when I ask them for a quote. Can anyone recommend an insurer that won’t look down on me having zero experience in one of these but also won’t want me to sell my as yet unborn children?

#2 Strugs


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:10 PM

A lot of us are with Reis but no idea how good they'd be in your circumstances. Have you had 'sporty' cars before?

Welcome, by the way!

#3 iceman



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:42 PM

Good Afternoon


...and welcome  :)


I found that using a classic car insurance package worked out the best for me (..and would be worth a look in to for yourself i would have thought). I also have a cap on the miles i intend to use it for each year (not that they have ever checked), for she has always been a fair-weather luxury (toy) as opposed to an everyday user (19 years of ownership and she has only recently clocked 38,000 miles). 


Good luck with your search  :grouphug:

#4 vx-pjl



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 05:11 PM

Thanks for the welcome - I’m hoping that 13 years NCD will help me, and limited mileage would definitely be on the cards as I’m fortunate enough to work from home since the pandemic begun, but I might need to add some limited business mileage to the policy.

The sportiest car I’ve had was a Peugeot 306 GTI-6 a couple of years ago (those who have experienced a Peugeot 306 will attest to the lively back end on them, thankfully it never caught me out).

Thanks for the REIS and classic policy recommendations - I’ll definitely give them a try along with Flux, Greenlight, Chris Knott etc.

#5 JohnR



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 12:07 PM

Hi, I have a SC insured with Classic Line they are easy to deal with and have experience of our cars, many use them. I also have agreed value on my car which only costs an extra £20 every couple of years. You need to send them photos and a description of the condition.


Good Luck

#6 Lee37vernon



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:59 PM

I'm with A plan. £300.. I don't think you'll have a problem

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 06:55 AM

Henderson Taylor for me, accept modifications and agreed value

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