So, you want live the American dream? Why let a little thing like 3000 miles of ocean get in the way of enjoying the extraordinary experience of driving an American Classic in the UK – or worry about getting insurance cover? Many car insurance companies back away from vehicles imported from outside the UK but Carole Nash can arrange Classic American car insurance for you.
It doesn’t matter whether you have got a hunger for a Hemi or are mad about Mopar, we love muscle cars, pony cars, hot rods, sports cars and pick-ups. Carole Nash offer you a range of insurance policies for Classic American cars, with many great features to keep you on the highway to happiness.
Carole Nash American Classics Insurance Benefits
Carole Nash offer a number of American classic car insurance policies with a selection of features, including
- Up to £100,000 legal cover – Cover for your legal costs to help you recover a policy excess, loss of earnings, hire of another vehicle and compensation for any injuries sustained as a result of an accident that is not your fault
- Agreed value – If your car is written off following a claim, you will receive the agreed value (subject to photos and confirmation in writing (excluding Third Party Only cover)
- Salvage retention rights – If your car is declared a total loss following a claim, you may have the option to purchase the remaining salvage of your vehicle
- EU cover – If you are travelling around Europe, you will have the same level as cover as you do in the UK for up to 90 days.
- Club member discounts – If you are a member of a Ferrari owners club, you could be eligible for a members club discount
- Spare parts cover – We can offer insurance cover for spare parts you have kept in your garage at home against fire and theft (subject to addition premiums)
- UK and EU breakdown recovery, including home start – worth £100.
If you asked a hundred people to name a classic American car, we imagine that the Ford Mustang would be the most popular answer. First introduced in 1964, the Ford Mustang was a sleek and sporty coupe to appeal to the ‘baby boomers’ of the 1960s. Early generations were phenomenally popular and continue to be so on both sides of the Atlantic, no doubt helped by numerous appearances on the silver screen in films like Gone in Sixty Seconds, Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and, of course, Bullitt with Steve McQueen.
Better known as the ‘T-Bird’, the Ford Thunderbird was first manufactured from 1955 until its eleventh generation in 2002. Described by Ford as the first “personal luxury car”, the T-Bird, particularly the convertible version, is an icon of classic Americana.
With a huge firebird bonnet graphic covering a powerful V8 engine, few cars have as much presence as a classic Pontiac Firebird. In particular, the memorable black and gold Firebird Trans Am from the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Today, the models from the 1970s remain the most popular and head-turning style.
The first generation Pontiac GTO is a muscle car classic of the 1960s and 1970s, with importance placed on performance and racing; first generation GTOs could be fitted with a 325bhp 6.4-litre V8 and many tuners were able to extract even more power. Almost every generation of Pontiac GTO has become collectible and make an imposing presence on UK roads.
The Chevrolet Corvette is considered by many as ‘America’s first sports car’ and over 60 years later it still maintains a reputation for impressive performance and sporting prowess. Not forgetting incredible looks too, from the gorgeous convertibles of the 1950s models to the sharply-styled Sting Ray models of the 60s, through to the powerfully-styled third generation of the 70s and 80s, few cars can offer the same level of desirability.