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Hot classic car? Check. New tires? Check. Vehicle re-serviced? Check. Classic Auto Insurance? Uh...

There are so many ways to protect your vintage vehicle and to keep it looking snazzy, but having your classic car insured is the best way to make sure you and your classic car remain safe and enviable.

When searching for classic car insurance, you must compare agencies to make sure that you are getting the best service, the most trusted provider, and the best roadside assistance program. The hot rod insurance agency you choose should be in the business for a long time, like Classic Auto Insurance, and offer fair car appraisal and affordable payment terms. However, different companies offer a range of appraisals and payment terms, so make sure you do your research first!

Have an understanding of the following when looking into collector car insurance rates:

1.) Know what you want from an insurance company
2.) Make sure you always know the specifics of your car
3.) Compare a couple of companies so you have an idea of what your ideal quote might look like

Your car will be appraised based on an agreed value. This is the fixed value agreed upon by the company provider and the car owner, so make sure you do your research and have the knowledge to give your input!

Classic Auto Insurance has the best service and selection of quotations. Get your free classic car insurance quote from us today!


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is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.

Posted: 12/31/2012 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments


2013 Chicago Auto Show

2013 Chicago Auto Show

It’s almost time for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show! The Show will take place on Feb. 9th-18th of 2013, and will be held at the McCormick Place Complex in the heart of downtown Chicago.

The complex is over 1 million square feet, and every inch will be utilized for the show this year, showcasing all the newest models and upcoming designs and concepts in the auto industry.

The Chicago Auto Show is more than just an average car show; it includes a women’s day (where there will be special presentation for women interested in cars, informational sessions for women purchasing and leasing vehicles, etc.), A Food Drive Day (where participants can receive discounted admission for bring food), and even Hispanic Day!  

Check out the Vehicles page on the Chicago Auto Show’s website for information on your favorite cars, what will be at the show, and specific information about each of the displays that will be available this year.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for only $12. If you are participating in one of the above mentioned special events at the show, you may be able to receive a discount off that price. Visit the website for all the information you need on directions, parking, hotels, etc.

If you’re a car lover, you don’t want to miss this fantastic event! It is a must see this year! And if you purchase something special, don’t forget to protect it with collector car insurance!


About the Author

is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.

Posted: 12/28/2012 4:25:29 PM with 0 comments


Classic Cars - Untouched is 'In'

Barn Finds

Owning a classic or vintage car is undoubtedly a valuable investment. The value is not just in monetary terms, but in possessing a rare, exceptional collectable with a profound history. Classic cars record the innovative brilliance of their makers, stylists and designers.

According to a recent New York Times report, a few cars that were displayed in the Pepple Beach Concours d’ Eleg’ance, looked quiet out of place against the other dazzling entries. These automobiles were predominantly in their old form with “wrinkles” that showed their age; fading seat covers and peeling paint left untouched. The ‘preservation class’, or the “barn finds”, as these cars are commonly called for having mostly lived in old, dilapidated barns or garages, are gaining popularity in car shows, auctions and TV shows.

Rupert Banner, the Director of the Car Department at Bonhams Fine Art and Company, says, “Good original, unrestored cars are now highly sought after, with the values of preserved cars escalating every year. In the last two or three years, auction prices for preserved cars in their original condition have exceeded those for cars that have been restored”. The collector community offers various reasons for the change:

  • The growing interest to preserve the history of these automobiles in their best untainted form as far as possible.
  • Unrestored cars are an increasing attraction in classic car events, and collectors aim to reinforce their status by hiking up their prices.
  • The trend, welcoming ‘barn-finds’ would mean lower entry cost into the car-collecting world as restoration entails unbelievable expenses.

You can still do a ‘clean-up’ job on your ‘barn-find’, without losing out on its value! Here's how:

  • Significant damage restoration on “Barn finds”, is certainly allowed, to get them back into their old shape. According to Dr. Frederick A. Simeone, the founder of Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, "For any old car restorations done to fix major damages on preserved cars, the repair work should be photographed and documented, in order to maintain the resale value."
  • Reversible restoration technology offers soluble compounds for the body and paint, which can be taken off when needed without harming the surrounding original paint.
  • To maximize resale value of your unrestored vintage car, it is recommended that you store the original parts (even the damaged ones), as well as additional paraphernalia like photographs, manuals and trophies.

Insuring your vintage car to maintain it in its most original form is very important, as it may be easily prone to damage. Consult Classic Auto to get flexible solutions on collector car insurance.


About the Author

is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.

Posted: 12/28/2012 4:13:57 PM with 0 comments


The Detroit Auto Show is Coming!

North American International Auto Show


It’s the event that many car collectors have been waiting for! The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), held in none other than the Motor City itself, will take place from January 14 -27, 2013 at Detroit’s COBO Center.

With all the auto industry shows going on this winter, why is this one so significant? The NAIAS has become a global platform for unveiling new vehicles. The 2012 event featured 38 worldwide debuts and was attended by over 5,000 journalists from 58 countries. This year’s event will have over 500 vehicles on display, and a charity preview event will benefit a variety of children’s charities, adding to over $87 million that has been raised through the preview event’s inception.

Here are some of the models to be unveiled that have been most anticipated by car enthusiasts.

  • 2014 Chevy Corvette C7
  • Next-gen Acura MDX
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  • Redesigned Lexus IS
  • Audi RS6 Avant
  • BMW X4
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-class

For more information on this year’s event, visit the NAIAS website. If you are one of the lucky attendees, please share your photos and videos with us! Like us on Facebook and post them on our wall, or tweet us at @ClassicAutoIns!


About the Author

is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.

Posted: 12/28/2012 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments


The Shopping Stops Here: Finding Your Best Classic Car Insurance

 


Classic car insurance shopping can seem like a daunting task, especially for those of you who have just purchased their very first vintage car. Let’s face it: accidents do happen, even for those cars we are most careful with. In these unpredictable moments, it is imperative to know where to turn when unforeseen damages happen to your vehicle.

Insurance premiums depend on various factors—including policy and value of your vehicle. To give those of you with collectible cars an idea of how much it will cost, you should submit a request for a classic car insurance quotation. These quotes vary depending on insurance provider and often come with the company’s terms, as well as additional necessary provisions about the policy. It is always smart to take advantage in asking what additional services an insurance company can provide for you and your collectible car. Please note that the value provided by your car does not always guarantee full coverage of your vehicle.

In your search for the right classic car insurance, why not trust your vehicle with a company that provides the best coverage for antique cars and custom motorcycles? Get your free quote today from Classic Auto Insurance.


About the Author

is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.

Posted: 12/28/2012 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments


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