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.

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 JAGUAR SOVEREIGN 4.0 AUTO


Simple and efficient online renewal at a very good price

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN WESTMINSTER


very easy



The support provided by the sales operative was excellent

Classic Car Insurance FORD CONSUL


i have been with this company for 10 years and have been very happy to continue with there above excellent service and keen price it is actually a pleasure to pay this company i cannot praise them enough really i honestly could not even think of using another company

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MINOR


I was disappointed that the price I was quoted had included a surcharge which related to a claim which 1. related to a 3rd party insurance and 2. which had since been settled - I had to question it for them to remove the surcharge. Also, I did not insure my car for a few years while out of the country - when I re-joined I asked for the exact same cover as I had before. This happened in early 2014. It's only now that I discovered that I am no longer covered for 'light business use' and that FJ is no longer offering this additional cover. Saying that, I still recommend FJ as they offer great value for money. And yes, I'm happy to stay with them although I wish they would reintroduce the business cover.



Excellent services

Classic Car Insurance BMW Z3 2.0 CONVERTIBLE(


The service could not be better, I found the operator very helpful and polite. All my question were answered and she also made the reply in a clear manner .

Classic Car Insurance FORD FIESTA GHIA


Very helpful on the phone, not pushy. I would recommend you try them and get a quote.

Classic Car Insurance AUDI COUPE GT5S


A very helpful gentleman, well informed and got me up and running very quickly



Very knowledgible staff, quote done via telephone with no hassle

Classic Car Insurance MG B


Very helpful and pleasant experience , pleasure dealing with and nice to speak with someone that you can understand

Classic Car Insurance BMW 740 I AUTO


Helpful efficient service at a good price.

Classic Car Insurance MERCEDES-BENZ C 220 ELEGANCE AUT


Very good apart from the fact I didn't know about owing anything on my last policy which ended in October last year.

Classic Car Insurance CITROEN H VAN


Very helpful telesales person
Took out policy reasonable price

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ6


Re: Phone conversation to Footman James to follow on from E-Mail correspondence the service from staff was excellent with communication, explanation and support to make sure i was at ease of renewal of my insurance and further business in the near future.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN A35


The company has insured my classic car for over twenty years including twoClassic Monte Carlo events. If their service was not excellent then I would not be with them for all this length of time.
I would recommend this insurance company to anyone without hesitation.

Classic Car Insurance FORD TRANSIT


I was very happy with the friendly and helpful service I received I would recommend this company to others

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ8 AUTO


Brilliant ServiceStaff are very pleasant and helpful,Highly Recommend

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA MX-5 CABRIOLET


Very good service and cover overall. What you would expect and exactly what you get. Only gripe is the admin fee for policy alterations. Would have thought with today`s ease of admin it could be reduced.



Have previously insured my classic cars through Footman James and have always found them to provide excellent service. My initial insurance was through recommendation from other car owners who also found they provided a good service.When my previous car was written off they provided excellent support.

Classic Car Insurance Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years