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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 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
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Footman James reviews

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I contacted Footman James regarding my classic Morris insurance renewal. I wanted to make changes to my policy, removing some items that were not required, making my insurance less expensive, staff were very pleasant and happy to make changes and also suggested other helpful ideas. The result was less expensive insurance and a happy customer.



excellent service

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO F12


I will defo be using Footman James again when due for renewal they are very helpful and i will highly recomend them to others

Classic Car Insurance VAUXHALL VIVA SL


Wanted to increase the agreed value of both classic cars and the young lady on the phone could not have been more helpful. This was done over the phone with a small increase in premium that I was happy to pay. So polite and friendly would recommend this company any time.

Classic Car Insurance TOYOTA MR2



Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH TR2


Previously had 3 classic cars insured with Towergate the administration of which having passed to Footman James. Received a renewal quote for one car only with the price being the equivalent of two of the cars the year before. Various items of information were incorrect despite the quote document stating it was based on the information I have previously given. On ringing FJ I was advised it was a mistake and quote should have been for two of the cars. I asked why no quote for the third and was told they didn't have details. On giving them the Towergate policy number the information was found. Quote then provided for all three cars which was competitive but various facts were still incorrect on the new quote. Quote accepted, as competitive and covers seems quite good, Policies renewed as a single mulicar policy. Policy documents sent to me but still there are errors which need correcting. Have written and hopefully revised documentation will be issued. Renewal has therefore been much more laborious than it should have been when all the information was already in possession of Towergate/FJ organisation. Hopefully next years process will be a lot smoother.

Classic Car Insurance FLEUR DE LYS NEWARK VAN



Classic Car Insurance MG MIDGET


The request to include my 37 year old son on the renewed policy was achieved with no problems or additional costs involved in respect of the economical, versatile insurance policy covering my classic car, first registered in 1970.
I am willing to recommend Footman James and will continue to deal with them.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ-S 3.6 COUPE AUTO


Good communication, good price,good cover, all I needed, what else is there to say.

Classic Car Insurance FORD FAIRLANE 500


Very helpful first class

Classic Car Insurance DODGE CHARGER


Always runs smoothly.
Too many reminders for my liking though. Seems pushy.

Classic Car Insurance VOLKSWAGEN JETTA


I received a phone call to remind me that the renewal date was fast approaching - really appreciated this as I had just returned home after a holiday. Renewed there and then (even got an extra discount off the renewal price) Staff extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend, I have been a customer for many years now and hope FJ will remain competitive on price and keep the good service to it's customers.



Very competitive and great customer service



Insurance is important. Insurance should be correctly recorded as consumers know that Insurance Companies can use the "fine print" to reduce or deny what should be legitimate claims. Changes were made to a policy of mine but when the documents were received there was contrary information entered on various pages. This is not good enough. In fairness to the Company, once pointed out they seem to have been very proactive sorting it out and I await new documents.

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS 8 TOURER


Efficient and helpful. Good value for money. I shall certainly use FJ again and woulld recommend them to others.

Classic Car Insurance MG TF


Perfect customer service and a very simple proces. Recommended.

Classic Car Insurance DAIMLER 2.5 AUTO


Service was excellent and was easy to understand all that was relayed to me,would definitely recommend to others and would be my first and only choice in the future with insurance,100 percent satisfaction ,thank you,

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH TR6 ROADSTER


A little pushy and impatient on information requests

Classic Car Insurance MORRIS MARINA DL


Excellent service.



Products are priced well. I did find it annoying that I got a quote and a reference number that I was told was valid for 30 days, yet the following day when I phoned to actually take up the quote, I had to answer all of the same questions again. What was the purpose of the reference number if it wasn't to locate my previous answers? They even went away to calculate a 'new' quote that was exactly the same as the day before. Very time consuming and annoying, but I would use them again as they were thourough.