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Car of the Day.. Plymouth Belvedere!

The Plymouth Belvedere is an American made car manufactured by Plymouth, part of the Chrysler Corporation, from 1954 until 1970.



The name plate ‘Belvedere’ is Italian for ‘Beautiful sight’ or ‘Fair View’ and with the tailfin rear that perfectly encompasses the 50’s – 60’s era of automobiles , we could agree more with the name.



The 1956’s models came with more upgrades with the notable introduction of the first push-button automatic transmission to appear in America. Along with more V8 power upgrades.

World Famous NASCAR Racer Richard ‘The King’ Petty’s Plymouth Belvedere can be found in pride of place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC!


The Belvedere continued as Plymouths full sized car until 1965 when it was replaced with the 1970 Satellite.

Belvederes were also used in the police services through the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s, a favorite of the LAPD and NYPD!


Thankyou to our lovely client Mr B for allowing us to show off his beautiful Belvedere! If your looking for Classic car insurance, give our team a call on 02380268351!



Car of the Day … Cadillac Elorado Biarritz 1959!

The Cadillac Eldorado is a luxury car manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1952 until 2002 over twelve generations.



Arguably the most desirable of the Eldorado’s was the Biarritz convertible; it was Cadillac’s most expensive open-air car for 1959, and only 1,320 of them were built.



For many, the 1959 Cadillac represents the peak of American industrial design in its era. The Eldorado Biarritz is the most desirable among its ranks.



Our wonderful client Mr H has shared some photos of his lovely Eldorado Biarritz.



Mr H has this beauty insured through ourselves here at AIB Insurance, we offer specialist classic car polices which can also include optional extras, such as UK and EU breakdown cover, Motor Legal Expenses Cover up to £100,000, Courtesy Vehicles for the duration of repairs and Agreed Value.


If you have a Cadillac or another classic car you would like covered under a specialist classic car policy, call our friendly motor team on 02380 268351.

Car of the Week…Ford Mustang 1966

The car of the week this week is the legendary Ford Mustang (1966)!



The iconic look and shape of the Ford Mustang was perfected in the 1966 iteration, with few changes from the original it really solidified the timeless look and feel of the Mustang, by adding small but crucial aesthetic details.  The engine that produces that classic sound pumped a higher bhp of 271 into this model making it more than just a pleasure to look at but a thrill to drive too!



Mr H, has worked hard to create such a beautiful rendition of this iconic car, and he knows AIB worked hard to give him the best care and deal for his insurance on his stunning motor giving him a agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a beloved classic car of your own then think no further than AIB insurance.



If you have a classic car be sure to call our friendly motor team on 02380 268351 for a bespoke quotation covering all your needs.


Thousands Of Classic Cars In Forest

Classic Car American InsuranceNot many people will have heard of a town called White, Georgia, USA. It is located about 75 km North West of Atlanta and back in 2010 had a population of 670 residents. However, the town’s popularity could soon grow following the revelation that in 32 acres of a nearby forest are several thousand run-down classic vehicles including cars, buses, trucks and camper vans. A gentleman by the name of Walter Dean Lewis runs this scenic, atmospheric car junkyard museum known as Old Car City.

Going back to 1931, Mr Lewis’s parents set up a general store in the locality that also sold parts for vehicles. By 1970, the collection of cars and trucks had risen to around 40. The number of vehicles progressively increased over the years as Mr Lewis saved them from being crushed to what is now estimated to be a collection of over 4,000 that look rather worse for wear.

However, Mr Lewis came upon the idea about six years ago that rather than sell car parts he could create a museum in the forest and charge people to come and look around the vehicles. He charges $15 but if anyone wishes to take photographs which most seem to want to do he charges $25.Classic Car Insurance

Visitors can end up walking about six miles along the trails in the forest to view and photograph the cars so it is possibly one of the biggest museums in the world.

There is an extensive array of makes and models of vehicles to see that were built between 1918 to 1972. A lot of the vehicles have remained in the same spot in the forest for 30 years or more. In fact, some have trees growing through their bodywork with some cars being lifted into the air.Classic Vintage Insurance

Mr Lewis has had visitors from all over the world including Russia, Sweden and Australia. There is no doubt that the sight of thousands of dilapidated classic cars in a forest with branches growing through some of them must look rather surreal.

So, if you are planning a trip to that part of the USA, have an interest in American classic cars then why not pay Old Car City a visit and don’t forget to take your camera!