Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years

At Footman James we specialise in classic car insurance and vintage car insurance. We understand that classic cars are more than just vehicles; they are a passion and a labour of love. This comprehensive cover is designed to recognise the true value of your classic car. We have been arranging classic car insurance for 30 years, delivering specialist classic car insurance for owners, collectors and traders. Footman James’ classic car insurance includes the benefits that are important to owners including, amongst others, breakdown assistance and agreed value.

As lovers of classic cars, we enjoy links with many enthusiasts and their clubs, such as the Morris Minor Owners Club and the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, directly engaging with them by sponsoring classic car shows and offering specialist rates for club members. To see the full list of clubs and associations that we work with, please visit our Classic Enthusiast Clubs section.

With a proven passion for classic cars, you can be confident that by arranging your insurance through Footman James, your classic car, whether it is a Volkswagen Beetle, MG MGB or a Morris Minor, will be covered.

If you own 3 or more classic cars then please visit our Multi Vehicle Insurance page.

If you have any questions about our cover or want to find out more, please call 0843 357 1973 or email enquiries@footmanjames.co.uk.

At Footman James we understand that classic car enthusiasts want to make the most of their classic cars. That’s why we can now offer a range of additional cover options, which allows customers to pick and choose cover to suit their particular needs. The cover options are collectively called FJ+ and includes options such as wedding hire, breakdown and nil deduction salvage retention. So whether a customer wants to drive other classics, hire their car for weddings or wants to participate in track days we’ve got it covered!

Example FJ+ Cover Options
Breakdown
Legal Protection
Spare Parts
Spare Parts 2, 5 and 10
Drive to Work
Nil Deduction Salvage Retention
Agreed Value
FeeFo Feedback

Classic Car Insurance reviews

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quick efficient and friendly

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The 'phone was answered promptly and the person I spoke to was very competent and went through everything I needed to know clearly and precisely.

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Service was good with no problems renewing my policy.

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Simple, effective

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Good service and attractive price for requested cover.

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Your representative was both efficient and effective in providing both what I needed at the price I wanted. Well done.

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A rare experience these days to have great simple customer service from a specialist company. You are an individual not a statistic.

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Excellent service - very efficient and courteous - thank you.

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I have held the same classic vehicle insurance with this firm for a number of years; little changes as my fleet of classic vehicles remains largely unchanged. However, this year the premium almost doubled - no reason given. When I challenged it I got an immediate offer of a "different" policy (in practice, the one I always had) at £180 less - still too expensive. A suggestion that most of my vehicles could be covered 'off the road' only as they are unlikely to be used for several years met with the response that it would cost MORE, not less. The logic of this escapes me as the risk associated with a garaged vehicle is virtually nil. The firm also seem not to understand that I have vehicles kept at two locations - have had for many years. This business is now owned by another, Towergate, a former competitor, and it seems to me that it has gone downhill fast while the costs have gone uphill even faster.

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Tremendous value for money. Very good service

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always good service ....top team

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Good price, great service.

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I thought my entire recent experience with FJ to discuss, prepare and provide comprehensive cover for my classic Morris was outstanding. And they do come highly recommended by the MMOC. I hope this relationship can continue.

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Excellent service as always.

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Different agents seemed a bit confused about the breakdown cover for a campervan that I insured with them. One said yes the other said no.

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Excellent customer services and clear to read documents. Would highly recommend.

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Very prompt efficient service, excellent price.

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Thanks for organising insurance on my triumph stag very satisfied .I would just like to add that after seventeen years of loyalty service with a.o.n and footman james we were very surprised to be told that you could not help us with private road type insurance which has caused us extra extra expense to get insured.

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The phone system options are very clear and short, and the service given is excellent. Thank you.

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Easy to deal with