Post by centralvalleygter on Nov 1, 2011 13:22:03 GMT -5
Not all insurance companies are willing to deal with kit cars. I use State Farm and it seems that a previous survey on this board found that State Farm was the most common carrier because of their willingness to cover kit cars. I only have PLPD on mine, so value is not an issue. Grundy will insure specialty cars and will work with the owner to establish an agreed to value (they are not overly tied to the true market value). Regards.....
I just got a quote for Hagerty. It was for $8000 coverage for 271 a year. I know $8k is high but I was curious what they come back with after they see photos. What is interesting is they will also insure a car that is in the build stage such as mine
Post by Charles Thomas on Nov 2, 2011 15:20:49 GMT -5
I had Geico previously, and they refused to cover my last kit car. Well, actually, they covered it, i paid them for a year, then when someone vandalized my car they claimed they didn't know it was a kit car. It was a Manx buggy, and registered as such. Even said 'homebuilt' on the insurance cards. I ended up having to threaten to press charges, I got $200 for the windshield and cut my losses and changed insurance. I currently use USAA, they cover the GT at $7000 for $390 a year. full coverage, with minimal roadside assistance. And their people have actually inspected my P.O.S. car (at my request) and said they'd cover it.
I had my gt insured with geico(as a 1968 vw conv.) but dropped it when the car went into storage. then I got my 87 honda accord stretch limo. they said they willnot cover commercial vehicles. even if privately owned. also the will drop you/not payout on any vehicle with more than $5k in modifications/addons. so the custom paint and wheels/stereo in my wifes pt cruiser almost made the car uninsurable.(with geico) in the future. I will probably go with haggerty for my specialty cars .
1968 gt,1970gt,1969 checker aerobus,1982 checker taxi,1987 accord limo,1980 lincoln versailles,and more lol
I have Progressive here in Florida and it runs me around $350 per year. It is treated as a standard auto policy no restrictions on use. Grundy turned me down because I had a registered Subaru Brat that was older than the Bradley I needed to insure. Haggerty the same thing and Geico wouldn't insure unless they had all my autos which I didn't want to do at the time. Grundy is is usually the best option price wise and the fact they cover the stated value. Garaging for some in Florida can be a problem.
Hagerty would not touch me because my daily driver was too old 69 bug and my bus 77 still too old . So I am stuck with Allstate and having to suspend when not driving them other wise they charge me Like I am driving all 3 cars at once .....
k1286: need to find body parts (gull wing doors and rear glass) for early Bradley gt, just bought this car and need help finding a source for parts
Oct 1, 2016 17:17:48 GMT -5
kitcarguy: You have to make them yourself . They are not available anymore
Oct 4, 2016 15:51:03 GMT -5
skip20: Pictures would help alot!!
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rangerxp: I have one of your Ranger Xp's in Chico! Please reply
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kitcarguy: What Rangerxp?
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dx1: Just bought gt2 HOw do I know what year it is and is there an id # on the body anywhere?
Jan 6, 2017 15:44:31 GMT -5
kitcarguy: dx1 There is no way to tell what year the body is. The Dataplate (if there is one) will not give you any useful info.
Jan 10, 2017 12:13:18 GMT -5
leglehookr: does someone have an idea for a door lift replacement? I dont really care for the originals.
May 1, 2017 23:44:11 GMT -5
manwithplan: where is the serial number located on a gt2?
Jun 6, 2017 13:20:54 GMT -5
kitcarguy: Hey manwithplan mine were both in the battery area in the rear of the car (behind right tail light) If yours does not have one not to worry, they do not mean anything lol
Jun 12, 2017 14:39:09 GMT -5