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  • #5731
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    I currently have State Farm, both for my truck and my car. Long story short, my agent is a twit and ive busted him twice for lying to me. I have awesome rates which is a suprise because my driving record is so colorful thanks to my younger, more free spirited years.

    Im looking for a company where I can have both vehicles insured, but have the car insured for agreed value in case of a catastrophe. I checked into Heacock for the car, and i think the quote i got was more than fair for a $0 deductable and no mileage limitations as I like to drive my car when i feel like it.

    I would also like to deal with someone locally, so if I had an issue i can talk with someone in person. Any recommendations?

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  • #41269
    Amigo2kAmigo2k
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    I have Wisconsin Mutual for my truck and Hagerty for my GTO … Hagerty is super cheap for collector car insurance.

    #41273
    GTO ManGTO Man
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    I have Baer Insurance for the daily driver and Hagerty for collectors. Have been very happy with both.

    #41274
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    Doesnt Hagerty have driving/mileage restrictions on there policies? If I want to put 8-10k miles a year on my collector I feel I should have that right.

    I got a “quote” from Heacock for $283 a year, and that with $0 deductable for full coverage. I havent called them to confirm yet, but that almost seems too good to be true. I am awaiting estimates from American Family, as I do a lot of work for the agent in Mt. Horeb. He is a really good guy, but has said in the past “Im too expensive when it comes to your insurance.” If that isnt honesty I dont know what is. All I know is when I get my car insured its going to be insured for agreed value.

    #41270
    Avatarmdunn6
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    Westbend , for house,shop,car/ truck
    Hagerty for Mustang
    My agent will do it all, even the hagery with no
    extra fee for it.

    #41275
    Amigo2kAmigo2k
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    I think the main thing is that don’t want you to use your collector to go to and from work ….

    http://www.hagerty.com/Collector-car-insurance/Do-I-qualify

    #41276
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    I contacted Hagerty and American Collectors Insurance at lunch for quotes today. Hagerty went thru the interview process, then stated I would have driving restrictions as some pleasure driving is allowed but I would only be able to really drive my car to and from shows. I told them i drive my car 5-6k miles a year because thats what I have it for. They recommended I just stay where im at for coverage as I have it pretty good for being able to drive my car.

    ACI gave me a quote for $358 a year for full coverage with no driving restrictions so i can use my car as I see fit. More or less he same coverages as Heacock, but more expensive. My Dad had ACI coverage on one of his old cars, and was happy with them. Of course, his driving record isnt as impreasive as mine :whistle:

    Im going to go around and talk with some agents tomorrow when i get done work for insurance rates.

    #41277
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    I have Grundy for my Camaro…. all kinds of added extras included with coverage, no mileage restrictions, true agreed upon coverage, no deductible, extremely easy to deal with… Hagerty couldn’t come close to equal coverage (and really probably wouldn’t even cover my car due to mods). Give Grundy a shot, worth a try at least for your collector car.

    #41278
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    Blown69RS wrote:
    I have Grundy for my Camaro…. all kinds of added extras included with coverage, no mileage restrictions, true agreed upon coverage, no deductible, extremely easy to deal with… Hagerty couldn’t come close to equal coverage (and really probably wouldn’t even cover my car due to mods). Give Grundy a shot, worth a try at least for your collector car.

    Thanks for the info Russ. I contacted Grundy this afternoon to get a quote, and honestly they have the best rate so far and will allow me to use my car as I see fit. When reading the fine print on there website, it states that my collector vehicle cannot be used as a secondary daily driver, commuter, etc. I asked the guy on the other line what I can’t use my car for because its mine and he said “We understand what a car is designed for. You can’t enjoy it unless you’re driving it, we just don’t want them being driven every day year round.” That’s not a problem in WI! The total cost for the coverages with a $0 deductable is $271/year.

    I was quoted the same from an independent insurance agent in Madison who was recommended to me by a friend of mine. For the Buick scenario, I think this may be the route to go, but I’m going to look over all options before I settle.

    #41271
    Avatarss396
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    William Torhorst out of Oregon. He drove to Mcfalrand late last night and picked my wife up when her car broke down. Thats service!!! They have several options for insurance carriers too. Give him a shout ans tell I sent you. They will take good care of you!

    #41284
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    ss396 wrote:
    William Torhorst out of Oregon. He drove to Mcfalrand late last night and picked my wife up when her car broke down. Thats service!!! They have several options for insurance carriers too. Give him a shout ans tell I sent you. They will take good care of you!

    I know Bill, and yes he is a very nice and personable guy. Ive met with all of the insurance agents in mt horeb now and am awaiting quotes from them. I want to do business as local as I can.

    #41272
    intmdatr3intmdatr3
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    Lots of good info talked about here. I am talking with Grundy now to insure the Monte. They seem to offer the better rate as well as good options. Thanks for all the input discussed here.

    #41285
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    I got some proposals from my local American Family agent, and I am more than impressed with the rates they have offered me on both vehicles! Granted, I carry high deductables on both vehicles to keep my rates affordable. AmFam also insures collector vehicles for values based on appraisals, so I only have to find someone to appraise my car (my business cant do it due to the fact there could be conflict of interest involved) to guarantee the value.

    Im thinking I will be going with them in the coming weeks.

    #41303
    AvatarBlown69RS
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    Zac…
    Theres been a ton of debate (and argument…) on many forums about whether or not American Family and State Farm truly offer “Agreed Upon Value Coverage”… (appraisal or not), without trying to implement depreciation percentages when trying to collect an a damage claim. This is strictly concerning Collector car coverage….

    Just be sure you’re getting exactly what you think when going with their coverage. Just trying to pass along concerns (and regrets) of other guys I’ve heard stories from over the years. If you’re comfortable with what the agent has told you, thats what matters most. Hopefully you’ll never need to make a claim anyways.

    See ya around this summer probably somewhere…. have a good weekend,
    Russ

    #41304
    Amigo2kAmigo2k
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    Mecum is offering insurance now …

    http://www.mecum.com/mci/

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