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 MORGAN 4/4


Offered me a competitive quote on the classic car insurance I required.

Classic Car Insurance JEEP WRANGLER (INJ)


Great company ... Definitely would recommend to other classic car owners

Classic Car Insurance BMW 320 AUTO


Quick & easy to talk to had an issue with the name bring spelled wrong but I wrong them and they couldn't do enough to rectify the situation.



Good honest service.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN BIG SEVEN


I recently renewed my vintage car insurance with Footman James, they provided a competitive quote and the service provided when I renewed was second to none.

Classic Car Insurance VOLVO PV 544


Nothing bad to say never had a complaint. I did have a slight problem when I came to insure a 2000 V40 Volvo having No NCB I was quoted 3,200 so of course my answer was NO THANKS. A friend then suggested I go for Classic so I rang FJ back and the quote was just 150 for two cars so of course I was overjoyed.. My quibble with FJ is to find out if the person in question was already insured with a classic, before giving a outrages quote.
I have been with Footman James and Aon for 20 years.

Classic Car Insurance CHEVROLET DELRAY


A fast and efficient way to renew

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA MX-5 CABRIOLET


I have no worries using Footman James. They have done everything I have asked and I'm glad that they are the company to manage my classic car insurance.

Classic Car Insurance AUSTIN HEALEY


I have had to amend my policy just recently, got through on phone straight away, person was very helpful and had excellent service and will not change companies even if a cheaper quote

Classic Car Insurance JAGUAR XK 150


Very pleased with the ease of renewal of the policy and the cover given.b

Classic Car Insurance WILLIS JEEP


Fast and simple to use, with friendly staff .

Classic Car Insurance FORD TRANSIT MK 1-6


Would rather renew via website try every year and end up phoning

Classic Car Insurance MAZDA BONGO


Really helpful and friendly

Classic Car Insurance TRIUMPH TR3 A


Called me back as they said they would and were helpful with my renewal

Classic Car Insurance MG F STEPTRONIC CONVE


Service over the phone was thorough, but time consuming. Not a problem for me as I am retired, but maybe so for those who have less time !

Classic Car Insurance DAIMLER SP 250 CONVERTIBLE


Great service



just a pity that telephone contact takes so long with all the conditions etc preamble, otherwise the service is second to none and I will use & recommend footman james for vehicle insurance.

Classic Car Insurance FORD ESCORT RS TURBO INJ


I took out my policy after being quoted, paid the fee. After checking my bank account I discovered I had been charged another fee without being told! after phoning to enquire I was refunded.



Very good, customer service really good.

Classic Car Insurance AUDI A4


Always friendly, happy to answer any questions or help solve any problems.

Classic Car Insurance Classic Car Insurance specialists for 30 years