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 over 30 years, delivering specialist classic car insurance for owners, collectors and traders.

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.

We also understand that every classic car owner and their needs are different, but we all share the same passion and enthusiasm for our classic car. With this in mind, we have developed a product which allows you to build your policy with over 20 different cover options; including agreed value, drive to work and wedding hire. You can view the full list of our cover options here.

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.

Six of our most popular types of classic car insurance are classic Ford insurance, MG Midget insurance, classic VW insurance, classic Jaguar insurance, classic Mini insurance and Triumph Spitfire Insurance.

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 0333 207 6212 or email


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
Legal Protection
Spare Parts
Spare Parts 2, 5 and 10
Drive to Work
Nil Deduction Salvage Retention
Agreed Value

Footman James reviews

ProductScoreCustomer Comments

Classic Car Insurance FORD PREFECT 107E


Very competitive price helpful telesales staff and a good reputation it also helps me not feeling pressured into other services.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ SPORT


Very efficient and helpful response on the telephone. Good price. Didn't take too long but I have had car insurance with you before.

Classic Car Insurance PORSCHE 912


Friendly and helpful call centre staff

Classic Car Insurance VAUXHALL CRESTA


Immediate service & cover

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH HERALD


Fast & Easy

Classic Car Insurance VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE


spot on for my requirements at a good cost having 3 cars on one policy very help full

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH 2.5 PI


Polite, efficient and thorough.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN A40 LIGHT VAN


Very clear and helpful advice and a lovely lady 10/10!
Was given many options of cover and bolt on additions
And got a very competitive price
And stage payments too
Thankyou footman James and all your team

Classic Car Insurance TVR S V8


Great service at an excellent price

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN MINI CLUBMAN


Great,easy to use online service and great price,will use again for my other classics.

Classic Car Insurance MERCURY MONTEREY


Great service a pleasure to do Business with,

Classic Car Insurance MG B GT


Prompt answers to enquiries, quality for money.

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH GT6


Initial quote was very well managed and explained in terms of things like agreed value etc. Taking the policy out was simple after this!

Classic Car Insurance FORD ESCORT


Very competitive and good service. Very helpful over the phone or via email.

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH SPITFIRE


Very easy to renew through the website - done in a few minutes

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH TR6 ROADSTER


Quick and easy transaction with a policy that suits the classic car

Classic Car Insurance LANDROVER 90 REG DIESEL


Because I was treated civilly and satisfied with the attention given to me by the lady who answered my phone call.

Classic Car Insurance ROVER 2000


I consider the policy to be good value for money and the staff, spoken to on the telephone, to have been most helpful and polite. The renewal of my policy each year is always trouble free. during the course of last year I, unfortunately had to call on the roadside assistance attached to my policy. This again, was an efficient and trouble free process.



Polite, efficient new her job well

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MINOR


Footman James offer a very good service and competitive prices.

Classic Car Insurance Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years