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Davegtst

posted on 20/8/12 at 03:48 PM Reply With Quote
Insurance on a vin number

Which companies will insure on a vin number only so i can get the kit registered and on the road. I have rang 2gether who will and frank pickles who won't. Are their any other specialists that i can try?
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richardh

posted on 20/8/12 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
adrian flux?

there are a couple of others but i can't recall their names as this moment





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richardh

posted on 20/8/12 at 04:02 PM Reply With Quote
sure term
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Macbeast

posted on 20/8/12 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
Frank Pickles was happy to insure me for months on a VIN No





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Davegtst

posted on 20/8/12 at 04:46 PM Reply With Quote
When was this? Thanks for the others i'll give them a try.
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Macbeast

posted on 20/8/12 at 05:14 PM Reply With Quote
November 2010 to IVA May 2011. Always been very helpful. Still with them.





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BobM

posted on 20/8/12 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Davegtst
Which companies will insure on a vin number only so i can get the kit registered and on the road. I have rang 2gether who will and frank pickles who won't. Are their any other specialists that i can try?
Frank Pickles did mine earlier this year.





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Daddylonglegs

posted on 20/8/12 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
Mine was done through Adrian Flux too. I tried Frank Pickles and they sadi they could not do it on the VIN. Must be a recent thing because others have done so in the past?

As it happens Adrian Flux bettered FP by 16 anyhow





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Chippy

posted on 20/8/12 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote
I used The Flux and they will only do it for 30 days, and as I couldn't get a retest within that time limit the amount of problems I had with them, had to take them to the ombudsman in the end. For my secnd attempt I used Graham Sykes and have been with them ever since, no time restrictions for being on the VIN. HTH Ray





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Davegtst

posted on 21/8/12 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
Adrian flux are winning atm with 267 fully comp, 2gether are 320 for parts only, they are limited to 30 days on a vin number. As long as the dvla don't take too long to register it i should be ok.
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sdh2903

posted on 21/8/12 at 10:31 AM Reply With Quote
I went with sureterm. I ended up paying just over 200 with breakdown and legal included. They insured on the vin for up to 42 days.






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steve m

posted on 21/8/12 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
If you call Frank Pickles, ask for Barry, as i believe he is the only one who is "Kit car aware" and more likley to know what you mean by insuring on a VIN

I insured mine yesterday, with him 94 fully comp

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Toprivetguns

posted on 22/8/12 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
Do you need to phone the DVLA to issue you a VIN or do you make standard one up?





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big_wasa

posted on 22/8/12 at 01:29 PM Reply With Quote
Grey area,

Some area's you can make your own up, others will give you one.

There is a standard letter floating around some ware. I just cut and pasted it with my details and had a vin number with cover letter sent back three weeks latter (two bank holidays in that three weeks).

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deezee

posted on 22/8/12 at 01:49 PM Reply With Quote
I used Footman James, but they only cover the car on VIN (or rather the underwriters do) for 30 days. I had to submit all my documentation to the DVLA for the application, but wait 28 days for the inspection! Had a whole 2 days breathing room to get them my reg number.






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Davegtst

posted on 22/8/12 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
Sureterm has beaten everyone at 145 parts only! Footman james told me they will only insure on a vin number for a maximum of 14 days before the insurance would be cancelled.





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Toprivetguns

posted on 22/8/12 at 02:21 PM Reply With Quote
Just recieved a quote from Footman James for ''laid up insurance'' pending my VIN number for 53.33 for 12 months.





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Davegtst

posted on 22/8/12 at 02:32 PM Reply With Quote
Did you not have a vin supplied by mk. Mine was stamped into the chasis and I had a sticker supplied with the kit.
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Davegtst

posted on 28/8/12 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
Sureterm just won at 145 fully comp. Hopefully it passes the IVA retest on thursday then registration
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richard thomas

posted on 28/8/12 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
I have always used Sureterm, never failed to come up with cheapest quote....in fact i have insured my other cars with them too now.....

I don't work for them, by the way......

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craig1410

posted on 28/8/12 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
I'm a bit late to this thread but I have never been able to beat Backford Bloor for insurance on my car.

Rover V8 3.5 Litre Engined Locost with 3000 miles annual limit on 4500 agreed value

115 per year and very helpful people. Insured me on chassis number only for 30 days prior to SVA.

http://www.kitcar-insurance.co.uk
0151 356 8776

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posted on 30/8/12 at 03:02 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks chaps - I've just managed to get mine insured today with sureterm for 140.01 fully comp. Declaring my multiple sclerosis didn't seem to cause any concern either. Also treated my father to a named driver slot since he's finishing the build for me.

Did put it on restricted miles of 3000 pa, but that should be more than enough. I don't have a date for my IVA which is why i didn't bother with the kitcar-insurance company above. It might be longer than 30 days before I get my date.

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Davegtst

posted on 30/8/12 at 04:38 PM Reply With Quote
Did they ask if it was a bike engine?
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posted on 30/8/12 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
Yes - told them it was a Yamaha YZF-R1 and the bloke on the other end just said "yeah, I know those"
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