How do I insure a classic car?

I just bought a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air, and I still need to get it insured. This is my first classic car (hopefully the first of many!) and I'm not sure of the process. What do I need to do to insure a classic car?

Answer
“Congrats on the beginning of your collection! To get classic car coverage, your car needs to meet a set of eligibility criteria. This varies among insurance companies, but it will typically include:
  • Car must be older than 25 years
  • Car must be classified as classic by the car insurance company
  • Typically needs to be garaged
  • Must possess another vehicle for everyday driving
  • Proof of routine maintenance
If you can meet all of these guidelines, you can usually qualify for classic car insurance! Since you’re required to have another car, you may also want to ask your insurer about multi-car policies to save even more money.
If your current insurer doesn’t offer classic car insurance, you may want to look for other options. Using the Jerry app can provide you with dozens of customized quotes for your Chevy Bel-Air in less than a minute, giving you the information you need to make an informed coverage decision—and once you’ve made it, we’ll even help you switch!
Congrats again on a fantastic new car, and may your collection only grow from here!”
Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 07, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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