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Insurance for modified Porsche - and others

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John_Ward
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2020/06/01 17:54:40 (permalink)

Insurance for modified Porsche - and others

I’ve run into an issue with my insurance renewal this year which relates to modification and wondered whether you guys could recommend insurers that I could approach?
Cars involved are what is either a 1989 930 rebuilt into a skinny 1989 Carrera targa shell, or conversely, a 1989 Carrera targa fitted with 930 running gear.
I also have a one off factory/dealer built 1972 TVR 3500M V8, which technically doesn’t exist, so automatically comes up on the insurer’s database as modified.
To complete the fun I have Land Rover, built from new galvanised chassis up in 2014 which presents as a 4.8 Land Rover Defender V8 station wagon.
Having so frequently advised people not to get involved with modified cars, I’m unclear when I lost track of my own message!
Any advice appreciated....apart from Penny’s which was to get rid of them!

D. John Ward
930 Register Secretary, PCGB
1989 911 turbo S targa
1981 DS935
1996 993 Carrera
1976 930 3.0 (ba...1989 911 turbo 3.3
1978 DS935 (Dage Sport 935)
1983 911 turbo 3.3
1975 911 turbo 3.0
1978 Ruf 911SCR(286 > max. 255)

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Re: Insurance for modified Porsche - and others 2020/06/01 21:05:45 (permalink)
Hi John ,
 
I was with Classicline for a longtime - they insured a series of Lancia Delta Integrales . a Boxster and a 996.1 GT3 for me.The Porsches were standard but all the Integrales were modified to some extent and there was never a problem.
 
My current 996 ( see avatar ) has a number of mechanical and bodywork mods and when I asked Classicline to quote I was surprised at the hike in premium. They weren't going to budge on price so I asked Manning to do the same and I was pleasantly surprised by their approach to the mods and the eventual premium.They were very flexible too in terms of options for European cover , trackdays and driving other vehicles so I can highly recommend them.I dealt with Michael Briggs.
 
Regards , Paul.
 
P.S. Their website has a dedicated TVR section too ( but no Land Rovers ).I'd be surprised if they couldn't accomodate it though.
 
 
 
 

Paul
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Re: Insurance for modified Porsche - and others 2020/06/01 22:37:14 (permalink)
Hi John
 
A Plan have dedicated non expensive products for anything Modified and Porsche.

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Re: Insurance for modified Porsche - and others 2020/06/01 22:56:06 (permalink)
HI
Lockton's are very compeditive with modified cars
 
Pete

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Re: Insurance for modified Porsche - and others 2020/06/15 19:27:10 (permalink)
Well, having spent hours - seemingly days - on the phone to various insurer, I’ve stuck with Footman James. Despite other companies efforts, none got within £200 of my renewal quote, and a couple were over £1000 higher! 
What I have realised is that in order to reduce my premium next year it would probably make sense to sell two of my classics, preferably those that aren’t Porsche.
Thanks again though for the various suggestion.

D. John Ward
930 Register Secretary, PCGB
1989 911 turbo S targa
1981 DS935
1996 993 Carrera
1976 930 3.0 (ba...1989 911 turbo 3.3
1978 DS935 (Dage Sport 935)
1983 911 turbo 3.3
1975 911 turbo 3.0
1978 Ruf 911SCR(286 > max. 255)
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