Ask Our Experts - The Answers
Q. I used to insure my vintage motor bike with
you until I sold it. I have two Land Rovers 1981 and 1972 up for
renewal 5th November. Also two cars 1937 and 1935, insurance some
time to run but with a different company. Could you quote for the
Land Rovers or could it be advantageous to put them all
Cheers Derek Jones
A. On the face of it we would be
able to insure all 4 cars on one policy for you. We would need to
look at your individual details however to ensure there is no other
reason we would not be able to quote our Multi-Classic Car
If you'd liek a quote, you can
either gice us a call on 0800 093 2950, of sinply click here to
arrange a callback, and we'll
give you a call at a time convenient to you.
Q. I have my 1962 e-type roadster insured with
Carole Nash with a £75,000 agreed value. I've not increased the
valuation for about 4 years but have come to realise that e-type
prices have risen significantly and it may be appropriate to revise
my agreed value upwards. How do I go about this?
A. A good place to start for this,
and any other Agreed Valuation, would be researching into other
vehicles of the same make, model, year and condition as
yours. This should help to establish a value that accurately
reflects your vehicle in its current state.
After that, give us a call on 0800
093 2950 or you can arrange a Callback and we will see what the best
option is for you regarding your insurance, be it just updating the
value on your policy or reinsuring the vehicle with another
It will all depend on how much you
want to increase the value get in touch with one of our specialists
to see how me might help.
Hopefully this will help you out
Q. I want to buy an old London Cab (1998) for
private use. These vehicles are great and can be used for putting
the dogs in, shopping, etc. I can't find anyone to insure it!
I'll be will be doing less than 3000 miles a
year, any ideas please?
A 1998 Taxi is just a bit too young
for a Classic Car insurance policy, coupled with the specialist
nature of the vehicle, it may make getting the right insurance for
your needs a bit of a task.
However, there are a lot of these
around at the moment so cover should be available - a quick Google
search may be the best place to start
Best of Luck
Q. I have insured with Carole Nash a Morris
Traveller. I'm looking for a second classic. How late a model car
can still be classed as a classic? Does the date have to match the
1972 tax exemption year?
A. We can cover most cars as
classics up to the age of 15 years old, in some instances we can
cover younger vehicles as classics. It is not just the age of the
car that is important but also the way it is used, and kept.
Hope this helps
Q. I own a 1959 Austin A95 Westminster, and
I'm having trouble with the brakes. I have renewed Master and wheel
cylinders, flexi hose adjusters shoes and all the copper lines, and
for whatever reason I can't get any pressure on the pedal. Now if
you pump the pedal and hold it you have brakes, but then release it
and press again it goes back to the floor. All methods of bleeding
have been done, pumping the pedal, pressure bleeding, back bleeding
and gravity bleeding (new one on me) and still nothing.
Can You Help?
A. If there's no pressure at the
pedal and assuming there are no leaks along the lines or at the
wheel cylinders, I suspect that the problem lies with the master
cylinder, despite it having been replaced recently.
If it is a new-old stock item, the
seals are likely to have perished, or perhaps the bore is
Check also that any joints between
the reservoir and the master cylinder are tight, as air can be
Another couple of possibilities are
that the master cylinder is too small or the shoes have not been
correctly adjusted, so when the pedal is depressed once only,
insufficient fluid is displaced to fully operate the brakes.
Hope this helps.