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I have a 1979 Porche 911 lying in my garage which my husband is in the process of restoring. It's almost done now and we plan to use it once in a while. Someone told me that classic car insurance is cheaper than regular insurance. What is your experience?
 

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It is cheaper. I'm not sure by how much but we have a 1974 Z28 that dh has classic car insurance on. I do know *why* it's cheaper...because it is driven less there's less a chance for an accident to happen. I think it has to be driven less than a certain amt of miles per year to qualify.
 
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It's been a while but I remember the same as YankeeMom, it can be cheaper but there is a ridiculously low mileage limit on it. The ins co assumes your are keeping it garaged 90% of the time.

Best thing to do is call your insurer for a quote.
 
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I don’t think DH plans to use this car as a daily driver as we already own two more! This is more of fun stuff that he’s been wanting to do for a long time and finally got around to. Any companies you can recommend for classic insurance? Thanks for your inputs; do keep ‘em coming.
 

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Okay, talked to dh. At first he did have historical car insurance (Haggerty ins. co.) but the mileage restrictions were ridiculous. You could only drive the car to & from car shows, in parades, and the like. NO pleasure driving at all. This is NY tho, it may be different for your state.

We use USAA now, non-historical car insurance because we like to drive it in the nice weather :)
 

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There are a number of providers of insurance for this, and if you contact an independent agent, they should be able to compare the terms of a number of different policies. I think that Farmers also has this type of coverage. They all have restrictions on usage, which is the trade-off for the low premium. You have to decide how you will be using your classic car, to see what makes sense for you.
 

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Most of the time the restrictions placed on driving the vehicle outway the savings. When we had it on our 1968 SuperBee, it could only be driven to/from car shows, parades or car club meetings. The insurance company checked the mileage yearly to make sure we weren't driving it more than was allowed.
 
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