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Heritage Car Insurance - won't insure a hardtop Defender 90?

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Afternoon All,

I've just tried to get a quote from Heritage for my Hardtop 90. After going through most of the questions, the guy on the phone then said that they couldn't offer anything, as it's a hardtop.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Luke

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Depends one whether they are classing it as a "van" hence it'll be a commercial policy. Lots of insurers are funny when it comes to stuff like that, even if it's not for commercial use. 

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You just need to shop around. It’s weird really that for identical details, one insurer (broker) can’t obtain cover, another can and is pricey and another can and is  cheaper.  

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I've used HIC for a while on my 109 - not this year as it's in need of some TLC and NFU too

 

cheers

Steve b

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I’m currently covered by NFU who gave a sensible price that also included a whole load of countries too, unlike some others.

It’s hard to predict who is better than who. There must be science behind the underwriting but it’s way beyond my comprehension. I just have to shop around. 

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Nfu for 6 years now. Great personal service good advanced cover, not cheapest but for the hassle-less service I've experienced its worth every penny.

 

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Been with NFU since 1995, never had a problem, even accepted my chassis change with no fuss, there must be a local NFU agent in your area, don't use the main website, go talk to local agent.

 

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I was with NFU for years until about four years ago, when they biffed up the renewal price from £400 to £800.

Now with Footman James as they do agreed value.

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Do NFU still have a policy of only covering farm (or at least rural) based vehicles? I used to use them but then one year they told me they wouldn't be able to offer a policy when it came to renewal as the underwriter was pulling back from offering general motor insurance to their core market of agricultural users. The local office I used weren't at all happy as they were losing a lot of business because of it... That was a good few years back, though.

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I had the same experience as you @geoffbeaumont, was a bit perplexed. Perhaps they have readjusted things again.

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I have my house / garage insurance with NFU, every year at renewal they ask if they can quote for my cars so I would try them again.

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I’m in my second year with NFU and it’s a 96 110 CSW. I did ask for a Golf price recently but that was way off the scale. 

Just saw Geoff that you asked if rural based and it’s true that I am in that ‘category’. 

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