Who will insure a gray-market vehicle?

I have a '92 Daihatsu Hijet. I imported it from Japan. It has a 659cc engine and a four-speed manual two-wheel drive. It's gonna be my everyday truck so I need to get it insured. Who would insure a gray market vehicle?

Shannon Martin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The ‘92 Daihatsu Hijet is a very cool little truck! Finding
car insurance
for a gray market vehicle can be challenging, but you may be able to place your vehicle with an insurance carrier specializing in collector vehicles, like Hagerty or Grundy. 
Keep in mind: Since you mentioned it would be your daily driver, they may not accept it. Usually, collector carriers will only write a policy if you already have an underlying policy for your regularly driven car. You may also need to make certain modifications to your gray market vehicle before it can be registered and insured.
Reach out to The Hartford; they may provide a
liability car insurance
policy and possibly full coverage with a stated or agreed value.
Another option: Find a local broker. Once they have the specifics and understand the situation, they can negotiate a policy on your behalf with the correct carrier.
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