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 BMW 840 CI AUTO


I have two classic cars insured with you and asked if there was a multicar insurance for them. The extremely helpful and pleasant young lady said there was and got me an excellent discount for the two cars. Very impressed with the whole experience.

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO P1800


Really good cover. Been with them for years.

Classic Car Insurance ROVER MINI RIO



Classic Car Insurance ROVER 100


first class service

On 26-Aug-2015 the customer added:
always helpful and fast service recommend you to anyone requiring your services thank you thank you thank you

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Classic Car Insurance FORD(USA) MUSTANG GT AUTO


I had insured one of my vehicles through Footman James and got a really good deal. A couple of months later I decide to insure another similar vehicle through Footman James and surprise, double the cost of the first one.....

Classic Car Insurance FIAT 124 SPIDER


No issues, good service and communication.

Classic Car Insurance PORSCHE 911 CARRERA


Great service, pleasure to deal with.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN A35


Been a customer for many years now. Never encountered any problems, quick service and reasonable prices. Never felt the need to move - very happy.

Classic Car Insurance TVR 3000S



Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ-S


Good Clear service and not complicated

Classic Car Insurance LOTUS ELAN S3 FHC


There was no delay in speaking to one of the 'Team' who dealt with my renewal politely and efficiently.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XK 120


First class, quick and easy renewal.

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XJ-S 4.0


Covered as offered no problem fits the bill could have saved with others but comfortable with what i am getting. Online renewal is easy. BUT as stated previously clearly to no avail.
Would be customer focused to have a heads up about agreed valuation needing renewing a little bit earlier, not just oh it runs out when your insurance is due. Most customers have email and mobiles listed, text or mail must be easy to set up is'nt it

Classic Car Insurance VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO 16V


it's was good

Classic Car Insurance DAIMLER SP 250 CONVERTIBLE


Completely painless 15 minutes applying by phone, very helpful telephone call, and the price was OK as well, recommended company. Thank you.

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH TR7


I contacted Footman James for a renewal on my classic car and to add two drivers ready for a holiday roadtrip. Everything was very easy and fairly quick.



Excellent service and well priced insurance

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO 144


Service good , almost too clinical. Website renewal did not work. Premiums creeping up on the high side.

Classic Car Insurance FORD MOTORCARAVAN


I'm very happy

Classic Car Insurance HUMBER HAWK


Didn't expect to get such a good deal on my renewal quote. Just goes to show that certain company's do think of their customers when they do not make a claim.