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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:33 am 
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If anyone else out there a learner driver and can't find insurance - just checked with Academy Insurance and they do a 50/50 policy with the parent as the holder. Car has to be driven 50/50 between the learner and the parent on the policy however when asked "how do you check it?" they operate a sort of trust policy apparently. My provisional is £700 and it doesn't change if I go for 50/50 after I pass. Thought I'd update you all if anyone's having a problem finding insurance.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:23 pm 
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After having a conversation on a different thread has anyone looked in which underwriters will issue 'black box' insurance to younger drivers in classic cars?
I don't know if this has ever been covered in the classic mags as being an old git I don't normally read the article about insurance problems.

( I won't mention I pay less than £500 for a full comp traders policy that covers me to drive any car including classics full comp )

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Would a black box work properly? What do they measure? I hope it's not pitch and roll because I had to stop rather suddenly the other day and I'm fairly sure the car leaned forwards so much the front valance scraped along the ground providing extra friction. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Well I just passed this morning, in my toledo, 0 minors :D and well.... Its £1559 or somewhere close, fully comp, on my own policy with my dad as a named driver, with AVIVA!! Cheaper than a few of my mates in their moderns and a darn site cheaper than the 4k I woulda had to pay from comparison sites,

Would have been £1.4k had I payed upfront, overall pretty pleased!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Congrats! You not tried through Academy Insurance? Rang them today for an 1850, 50/50 policy with me as policy holder and parents as 'named' drivers. £700 for 1850 or £1000.23 for a Sprint. Funnily enough they're both with Aviva..

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Would a black box work properly? What do they measure? I hope it's not pitch and roll because I had to stop rather suddenly the other day and I'm fairly sure the car leaned forwards so much the front valance scraped along the ground providing extra friction. :lol:

Yes it would as it logs your general driving so a one off sudden stop shouldn't count against you.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:37 pm 
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I was wondering about how a "black box" draws its data, with a modern, it can pull information from all sorts of sensors from TPS to speedo and ABS but on a Dolly there is none of this frippery so how would it work? Surely GPS and an inertial sensor wouldn't be enough for a clear picture!

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Tried a black box quote for nephew on a 1995 214, and was refused as it was too old! I believe most boxes get their data mostly from GPS, which is not the most reliable source...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Sorry to revive an old(ish) thread.
Just wondering what people had payed this year for insurance? I'm having bit of a dilemma.
My test is next week(fingers crossed) and Im hoping to get the dolomite on the road very soon, its not too far off now ;)
Ive been looking at quote and I've manages to get 1.2k as the smallest so far,i know this is good for my age but was hoping for cheaper.
Does anyone have any ideas or good insurers to lower it? I'm a member of the club and would be driving the car for occasional social use. I'd much prefer to drive a classic first , but not sure if i can afford to get it on the road AND insure it at that price.
Might have to Insure a micra :(
Any help would be appreciated ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:13 am 
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Before I bought my 1500 FWD on Monday I was looking at a 1300 Toledo down in Weston Super Mare. A chap was selling it on behalf of his son who had gone off traveling. He explained that his son and this car had been featured in a recent edition of total Triumph and the write up was primarily about insurance for a young driver. This may be helpful to you if you can get a copy.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:44 pm 
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Thanks for that :D :D Having a look for the article now.. if anyone can point me towards a copy or source that would be really great!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Hi
do you know if my boy would be able to get classic car insurance,hes 24 but only just passed his test


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:13 pm 
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Yeah he should be able to, I was 18 when I passed and I got insurance an hour later


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Yeah he should be able to, I was 18 when I passed and I got insurance an hour later
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