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.

What classifies as a classic car?

Deciding what cars classify as a classic has been a matter of much debate. Though only vehicles pre-1976 are tax exempt, many more modern vehicles, often known as modern classics, can also be considered a classic car. If you are unsure about whether your vehicle is applicable for this cover, apply for a quote here.

Vintage wedding and modified cars cover

Vintage car insurance policies from Footman James also cover modified vehicles.

Wedding vehicles are also covered in our vintage car policies, meaning that if you want to use your classic car to help create a dream wedding for others, our specialist vehicle cover is the best choice.

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

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Competitive price, good customer service and having recently dealt with a claim from another parties insurance found Footman James thourough and efficient.




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I was telephoned after I had renew the policy to see if I wanted to renew the policy . When the girl checked your records she agreed with me and said she should have checked before she made the phone call . Is this a measure of the accuracy of your overall service standards ???

On 21-Jun-2017 the supplier responded:

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for this mistake.

Many thanks

On 21-Jun-2017 the customer added:
Charlotte What a poorly researched and ill considered standard answer that gives nothing to make me think it would not happen again

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On 21-Jun-2017 the supplier responded:

As it was human error, it is very difficult to control as it only involves one individual. However, if it was a system error we would have more cause to look further into the situation to ensure it never happens again. We have also spoken to the individual who confirmed it was an error and they will be more thorough in future.

We do apologise.

Many thanks

On 21-Jun-2017 the customer added:
Charlotte Thank your for your prompt and detailed response this time .

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Fast polite service. Would recommend to a friend.



they made it so easy to continue the policy at a reduced rate. and the news letters are very interesting

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