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.

Five of our most popular types of classic car insurance are classic Ford insurance, MG Midget insurance, classic VW insurance, classic Jaguar insurance and classic Mini 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
FeeFo Feedback

Footman James reviews

Product Score Customer Comment

Classic Car Insurance TOYOTA MR2


Quality cover at a quality price.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ-S 4.0 AUTO


Very clear and helpful. Excellent service.

Classic Car Insurance BENTLEY ARNAGE T


excellent service very pleased with the quote.

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH HERALD


Excellent service with both postal & telephone reminders together with a very user friendly web site which even a technophobe like me could use.

Classic Car Insurance FORD SIERRA XR4 I


Quick and easy insurance renewal, very competitive price. Have stayed with them for my Xr4i classic car insurance for over 10yrs.

Classic Car Insurance MG B GT


Hassle free website. Very easy to use. Would recommend.

Classic Car Insurance LANDROVER 101


No hassle stress free service recommend all my friends & family

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR S-TYPE SE V6


excellent service,says it all.

Classic Car Insurance LOTUS ELAN SE TURBO


FJ gave an excellent service, promptly answering phone, after giving my details I was given several options of extras, these were, when sent to me, all broken down as a shopping list- agreed value, key loss, car back after right off, legal cover etc.
Cover was competetive, I was very pleased with their overall responce

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA MX-5 CABRIOLET


Spot on upto now

Classic Car Insurance LANDROVER 88


Efficient and pleasant to deal with, an economic policy provider

Classic Car Insurance NISSAN FIGARO


I renewed my Classic Car insurance once again. Paperwork arrived promptly as promised. What more can I say other than the service has been consistently good over the past 11years

Classic Car Insurance LOTUS ELAN S2


I rang and explained that I wanted insurance on a classic Lotus. The lady l dealt with was very efficient, explaining all about the cover and understood my needs. At the time l was waiting for my Club Lotus membership number so l chased up Lotus by telephone got the number and rang back almost immeadiately and then spoke to another lady who was as efficient. The quote was far more competitive than my previous insurer.
I would have no hesitation of recommending to any potential clients.



if anything a lack of knowledge in the specifics of the vehicle i insured. IE questioned my valuation as if to say its not worth that!

Classic Car Insurance BMW X3 D SE


Easy and helpful

Classic Car Insurance MERCEDES-BENZ C


They always very helpful and very good at helping with any problems you havec

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA MX-5 CABRIOLET (130BH


Helpful and friendly - found the right solution for my MX5 and me.

Classic Car Insurance DAIMLER 2.5 AUTO


Extremely helpful and made the process easy.

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO 240 GL


Extremely helpful service on the phone. The valuation of my car was increased very simply.

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MINOR


it would have been useful to have had all the policy information available to download instead of more paper and postage, they could then keep down their overheads and our costs