Classic Car Insurance from Massachusetts Specialists

What is classic car insurance?

Classic cars are a labor of love, with Massachusetts drivers investing both significant money and significant time into their vehicles. Everything that’s poured into a classic car, not to mention the vehicle itself, should be protected whenever possible. That’s what classic car insurance can help do.

Classic car insurance provides tailor-made coverage for older and exotic vehicles. Policies are available for cars, trucks and other vehicles that aren’t commonly found on the road.

Who in Massachusetts is antique car insurance right for?

Most Massachusetts drivers with vehicles at least 25 years old will find that antique car insurance gives the protections they want. Drivers of exotic and rare vehicles might get this coverage, too. In some cases, policies may cover cars that are a minimum of 10 years old.

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What types of coverage are included in antique car insurance policies?

Although this isn’t the only insurance option for older vehicles, antique car insurance provides coverages that most auto policies don’t offer. These are in addition to the standard coverages that most auto policies have.

Some of the coverages that are found in standard and antique auto policies include:

  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP): Might cover injuries sustained by occupants of the insured car or truck.
  • Bodily Injury Liability Coverage: Might cover injuries sustained by individuals outside the insured vehicle.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Might cover damage to the insured vehicle from non-collision events (i.e. not involving another vehicle).
  • Collision Coverage: Might cover damages to the insured vehicle resulting from collisions (i.e. accidents involving other vehicles).
  • Property Damage Liability Coverage: Might cover damage to other vehicles or property resulting from an accident.
  • Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Might cover collisions involving drivers who are either not insured or lack sufficient insurance.

Some of the coverages that are more particular to classic and antique car policies include:

  • Agreed (Guaranteed) Value Coverage: May insure a vintage vehicle up to an agreed-upon value that’s determined when purchasing the policy.
  • Flexible Usage Allowance: May insure the vehicle not just for driving, but also for use at events such as shows, charity fundraisers, driver meetups, etc.
  • Spare Parts Coverage: May insure the replacement of broken parts with authentic ones, even if they’re expensive or difficult to find.
  • Collectible Car Roadside Assistance: May guarantee enhanced roadside services, such as flatbed towing.

How do agreed value and stated value car insurance policies differ?

One of the more important coverages that’s specific to many classic car policies is agreed (or guaranteed) value coverage. This is different from the stated value coverage that most standard car insurance policies, and some classic car policies, have.

Agreed value coverage normally insures a vehicle for a  sum that’s agreed upon when the insurance policy is purchased. It’s generally guaranteed that the policy will pay up to this amount, even if that’s different from fair market value or fair market value is hard to determine.

Stated value coverage normally insures a vehicle for its fair market value. This is usually determined at the time of a claim, using the sales, auction results and appraisals of like vehicles.

There are several reasons why owners of classic vehicles might want agreed value coverage:

  • The cost of rebuilding a vehicle that’s restored or modded can be more than what the vehicle would sell for.
  • The investment made in a classic vehicle may be more than what the vehicle is worth, especially if labor is taken into account.
  • Accurately determining fair value might be difficult if there aren’t many similar vehicles to use as comps.
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Can anyone drive a vehicle insured with a classic car policy?

Whether classic car policies cover all drivers depends on the terms of a policy. Some might only insure drivers over a certain age, such as at least 25. Other policies might insure any drivers who are licensed.

If there’s a question as to whether younger drivers can get behind the wheel, a knowledgeable insurance agent can check the terms of a specific policy.’

How can drivers in Massachusetts get classic car insurance?

For help insuring a classic or exotic vehicle that’s registered in Massachusetts, contact the independent insurance agents at The Feingold Companies. We’ll make sure you find classic car insurance that protects your precious vehicle well.

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Worcester, MA 01608
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