classic mini

Classic Mini Insurance

Get your free quote
Protection you can rely on

Classic mini insurance

Mini’s history

1959 will be remembered as the year the automotive world changed forever when Sir Alec Issigonis introduced the Mini. What set it apart from other cars was the transverse engine, providing a strong performance for such a small car. The front-wheel drive layout allowed for a lot of space, which went on to influence a generation of car manufacturers.

A British pop culture icon, the Mini has remained a favourite classic car for enthusiasts around the world. From the original Mark 1 Mini to the rare Mini Traveller, there are many variants to appreciate. Whether you own a Mini, or are looking to buy one, you’ll want to make sure it’s protected by finding the right insurance policy.

Based on reviews of all products

With a range of Classic Minis to choose from, it can be helpful to understand the different models. The Mini Mark 1 has the distinction of being the original version, featuring sliding windows, external door hinges and ‘moustache’ grille. Compact and stylish, it’s not hard to see why it captured the imagination of the public.

The Mini Cooper S is a sportier version with a 1071 cc engine. They are one of the most desirable models, but there are plenty of fakes out there. Be sure to do a lot of research or consult an expert from a dedicated Mini club.

The Mini Traveller, also called a Woodie, is distinctive. The car features a wooden rear frame that makes it stand out. Billed as an estate model, the Traveller was designed as an upmarket model. You’ll want to look after the wooden frame and protect it against damp and UV light.

Take your time to decide which classic Mini you want to buy and research thoroughly. Online dealerships, blogs and classic car clubs are great places to seek advice. When inspecting your classic Mini, check out sills, seams, and sub-frame mountings. Corrosion can badly affect these areas if they aren’t well protected.

If you’re buying a rare model like the Traveller, then make sure you learn all about the car before making a purchase.

Don’t expect phenomenal mileages from the engine and gearbox. The latter sits in the engine’s sump and shares the oil with it. As a result, very frequent engine oil and filter changes are both expected and strongly recommended.

New body shells are available for all ages, and these can be a useful way of starting from scratch on particularly corroded or damaged vehicles.

Modified minis are common, often with changes such as the 998c engine being replaced with a 1275cc. If your Mini is modified, tell your insurers to make sure you’re covered.

Looking to insure your Mini? Depending on your chosen tier, insurance policies through Carole Nash may include:

  • Salvage retention rights
  • Club member discounts of up to 15%
  • Agreed value
  • Choose your own specialist repairer  
Call us on 0333 005 2295

Classic Mini Insurance

Get your free quote

Other ways to save

Car Insurance

There’s the car we take to a classic car show, and the car we take for the classic school runs. To insure your car, the standard one, consider Carole Nash car insurance - with three levels of cover, four levels of breakdown cover and optional extras to pick from for additional protection.

Find out more

Campervan Insurance

Treat your campervan to the care it deserves with insurance through Carole Nash, the insurance specialists.

Find out more