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 MORRIS MINOR


Great service ,thanks.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN HEALEY


Very helpful and were able to answer my questions.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR X-TYPE SE


Getting insured was just so quick and simple. The price of the insurance was just unbeatable

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN A40 SOMERSET


Brilliant Service, i have been With Footman James For a Number Of years, & added on additional Cars & also i have a Motorcycle with You...Most insurance company's you have to keep Changing to keep a Good Deal, But i find With FJ they are very Fair, & any Dealings i have had with them they have been Very Helpful & quick to respond & keep in Touch With Me...Im very Pleased With Service.
Could You Not look at a Loyalty Membership card, for People like Myself, who have a Number Of Vehicles With you, & are long term Customers....?

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH ROADSTER


Straight forward service everything explained clearly. All questions answered. Got the cover I required at a good price.



A pleasant and easy process and good value for the cover provided. A much better experience than a quote I obtained from another company a few minutes earlier.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR E TYPE


Great support over the phone

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ8 SE V8


3 cars on one insurance at a good price peter james could not insure me because one vehicle was under 20 years old, not a problem for footman james



Service as it should be!

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ-S V12 HE AUTO


everything was quite straightforward once i received my second reminder by post.I never did receive the first reminder for whatever reason.
Although the cost is based on a low mileage user its still a very keen price.

Classic Car Insurance BSA SPITFIRE MARK 2


Renewed online, very easy to follow with no problems.

Classic Car Insurance BMW 318

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI VN

Very pleasing straight forward service

Classic Car Insurance LANDROVER 109 HARDTOP 2.3


Efficient service and available at a time that suited me. However my document is incorrect as my first name has been spelt incorrectly. I am sure that this can be easily rectified.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR 3.8


Easy and straight forward, good communication

Classic Car Insurance FORD ESCORT XR3I (105 PS) CA


Excellent communication. Excellent information. Friendly adviser.

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO 940 GL


Experience some problem

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MINOR


all went through without a hitch.

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO 850 10V AUTO


Excellent online process, with easy to use features

Classic Car Insurance LANDROVER 80 SERIES 1


first class prices and service

Classic Car Insurance SAAB 900


So far - good

Classic Car Insurance Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years