Classic Car Insurance: Do You Have Additional Coverage?

Posted by Steve White on Mar 26, 2015

We’ve talked about the importance of insuring your classic cars, but did you know there are other types of insurance you can get in addition to your basic policy? Hagerty, which is a trusted name in classic car insurance, offers some incredible insight on a few additions you might want to consider for your car.

Towing – Even if your car is concours perfect, it’s still an older car that might break down eventually. For that reason, you should consider getting a towing coverage.

Car Parts – Have you ever noticed that classic car parts are difficult to find when you need them? Some insurers offer coverage for spare classic car parts, which makes it easier for you to have what you may eventually need on hand.

Restoration – No, your classic car isn’t ready for the road yet, but many companies offer “under construction” coverage that can protect your car while it’s still being restored. The good news is that this type of coverage increases regularly.

Tools – If you work on your car yourself, you may eventually find out that you need special tools to do certain jobs. Many insurers cover these types of tools, so you should ask if adding this coverage is possible.

Having the right insurance coverage is important, and hopefully you’ve learned a little about the extras that might be available to you. Don’t forget to check back for more tips at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Do You Want to Add Some Modern Twists to Your Classic Car?

Posted by Steve White on Mar 19, 2015

For many of us, we’re content to leave our classic cars as true to the original design as we can. In fact, the most valuable classic cars are the ones that haven’t been altered at all, in many cases. Still, there’s something to be said about adding a little bit of those modern conveniences to your car, and if you own a Porsche, they’re making it really easy for you to do that.

Porsche Classic recently announced that they’ve designed a new navigation radio system that was designed to fit any Porsche that was released from 1964 through the 933 generation. This radio system has all of the features you’d expect from a modern GPS, and because every Porsche has been designed with the same DIN-1 slot, it’s easy to have it incorporated into your car. In addition, the system also offers high-tech music options, so it really is a modern addition to a timeless classic.

Of course, the navigation radio doesn’t come without a hefty price tag attached. They currently cost more than $1,300. That in itself might be a deterrent, although it is a small price to pay for the luxury of such a useful addition to a great car.

What do you think? Would you ever add something modern to your classic car? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Let us know, and check back for more classic car news at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Collection of Abandoned Classic Cars Will Go for Millions of Dollars

Posted by Steve White on Mar 12, 2015

As a classic cars enthusiast, imagine coming across the most massive collection of classic cars you’ve ever seen in your life. Now, imagine that those classic cars have been abandoned in an old barn. That is precisely what happened in France.

Roger Baillon was once the owner of the massive collection of sixty classic cars, and some of them dated as far back as World War II or before. He had purchased a farm in France and converted a barn into a museum that offered tours. However, Baillon passed away ten years ago, leaving his entire collection to his son, who died last year. Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea the cars even existed, and when they were discovered, they were in for quite a shock.

Among the cars was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which is valued at almost $14 million US dollars. There were many other pieces of buried treasure in the collection, some of which were hidden under piles of metal or old classic car magazines. The collection was auctioned off in Paris, and it fetched more than $20 million US dollars.

What an incredible discovery and a fascinating news story!

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Classic Car Wish Comes True for Teen Boy

Posted by Steve White on Mar 05, 2015

There’s nothing like a piece of classic car news that just makes you feel good inside, and this one is really touching. The Make-A-Wish Foundation in Utah made one teenage boy really happy recently when they granted his wish to refurbish his 1986 Chevy El Camino.

The sixteen-year-old boy was diagnosed with lymphoma when he was only thirteen, and he had undergone chemotherapy as a way to treat his cancer. More than likely, those treatments will continue for another year.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was thrilled with his choice for his wish because they knew it was something that would lift his spirits. He loved his car, and he and his father had already put quite a bit of work into it.

On the day of the big reveal, his parents took him to the dealership where volunteers had been working hard on giving his car a complete facelift. Although he knew his car was being restored, he was thrilled when he saw the final results. The team painted the car green as a symbol of the lymphoma that the teen hopes to beat.

What a great story! What a beautiful classic car! The Make-A-Wish Foundation works hard to grant the wishes of kids who have been given terminal diagnoses, and we love sharing classic car news with you. If you want to keep up on everything that’s happening with classic cars, check back at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Stolen Classic Car Goes for Quite a Wild Ride

Posted by Steve White on Feb 26, 2015

You hear about classic cars being stolen all the time, so those stories are pretty common. However, in recent classic car news, one Buick Grand National had quite a wild ride when it was stolen multiple times, originally from a classic car dealership in Mankato, Minnesota.

According to the news story, the original thieves broke into the dealership around four o’clock in the morning. They damaged several of the classic cars that were on display, and they stole the Buick and a Corvette, which was later found to be abandoned down the road. The following day, a call came into police claiming that the stolen car had been seen parked along a different roadway. The car was recovered and the dealership owner was notified.

However, the story doesn’t end there. The Grand National was taken to an nearby impound, where it was stolen again before it could be returned to the dealership. Fortunately, police managed to recover the car once more, although it took quite a beating during its adventure. The owner, of course, was just happy to have his car back in one piece.

The Buick was quite a car in its time, and it’s one that many classic car owners would love to have, even if it is a little rough around the edges.

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