Whereas auto insurance is designed for vehicles used for daily use, classic car insurance is meant for collector vehicles that are driven infrequently. Aside from usage, classic car and regular auto insurance also differ in the way that a settlement is determined for a total loss claim. Unlike traditional auto insurance that factors in depreciation, classic car insurance agrees on a set price for the value of your collector car at the time of purchase so that you’ll know exactly what the payout is if there is a total loss. Otherwise known as Agreed Value Insurance, this feature of classic car insurance helps to protect the entirety of the investment made in the vehicle which is often quite substantial.
To qualify for classic car insurance, a vehicle must be at least twenty-five years old or be deemed a collector/exotic value that has substantially appreciated in value. Keep in mind that classic car insurance is only for vehicles that are not driven regularly and there will likely be a mileage restriction regarding usage. Given that a collector vehicle is driven infrequently leading to a lower accident frequency, classic car insurance is often less expensive than regular auto insurance.
If you own a classic car and are in the Wheat Ridge, CO area, give CO Insurance Specialist a call to learn about your insurance options. We’ll determine if your vehicle is eligible for classic car insurance and work hand in hand with you to establish an appropriate value for your collector automobile. Give the friendly and professional team at CO Insurance Specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO a call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.