Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years

At Footman James we specialise in classic car insurance, vintage car insurance and competition 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 find a club or association nearby, 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, Bentley Continental 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 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 TRIUMPH TR6 ROADSTER


Clear precise details, and a good value premium.

Classic Car Insurance TOYOTA CELICA GT


Easy company to deal with will recommend

Classic Car Insurance MG TF


had a few changes to make and found their telephone service very helpful and quick to complete all my requests.



Excellent service. Both people I spoke to didn't mind me asking questions and were very thorough, friendly, helpful and professional.

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA MX-5 S CABRIOLET (140


Nothing is perfect

Classic Car Insurance VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 1.9


Quick and efficient.

Classic Car Insurance VOLKSWAGON T25 CAMPER VAN


The customer service wasn't what I expected in an insurance firm. It was amazing. I felt like they actually cared :-)

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MARINA SDL


Satisfied with the service.

Classic Car Insurance Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years