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Car of the day… Triumph GT6 1972!

Today’s car of the day is the Triumph GT6 1972.

The Triumph GT6 is a 6-cylinder fastback version of the Spitfire, styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, and produced over 7 years from 1966 to 1973.

 

 

The 6-cylinder engine was tuned in the GT6 to develop 95 hp (71 kW) at 5000 rpm, and torque of 117 lb.ft at 3000 rpm. Its top speed was reported as being 106 mph and could accelerate from 0–60 mph in slightly under 12 seconds.

 

 

Mr G has his Triumph GT6 insured on a classic car policy here with us at AIB insurance. This means that Mr G has agreed value on his car as well as salvage retention.

 

 

Another benefit of the classic car policies is choice of repairer meaning that Mr G can choose where his car is taken and only have approved parts used on his car. If you have a classic car that you would like to have insured on this kind of policy, call our specialist team for a bespoke quote on 02380 268351.

 

 

If you have a classic car and would like to share your photos with us, email them into info@aib.co.uk.

Car of the day…Mercedes Benz 190E 1993!

Todays car of the day is the Mercedes Benz 190E.

In the early 1980s Mercedes decided its new small saloon, the 190, with its low-drag body and sophisticated multi-link rear suspension, would be the ideal base for a rally car to outfox the BDA-powered Ford Escorts and the Talbot Lotus Sunbeams that dominated rallying at the time.

 

 

Initially, buyers could choose only a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine model, with power steering, central locking and electric mirrors as standard. A year later however, a 2.0-litre diesel arrived, and a sporty 2.3-litre 16-valve flagship was announced in 1985.

 

 

The six-cylinder versions arrived in 1987, with the 2.6-litre 190E and 2.5-litre 16-valve arriving in 1988 when the range was slightly facelifted. Finally, a 144mph Evolution variant was imported in 1990. Mr W has his own Mercedes 190 E insured with AIB insurance on a classic car policy.

 

 

A classic car policy means that Mr W gets the benefits of agreed value on his car, salvage retention, choice of repairer and legal cover expenses.  Mr W can rest easy knowing that his car will be taken care of in a garage of his choice and knowing that only Mercedes approved parts will be used.

 

 

If you have a classic car that you would like to get insured on one of our classic car policies give our specialist teams a call today on 02380 268351. If you also have a classic car and have any photos you would like to share, email them to info@aib.co.uk.

CAR OF THE DAY…Land Rover 90 Defender 1998

The car of the day is the Land Rover 90 Defender 1998.

Since the 1940’s,  Land Rover have been progressing their engines and producing fine vehicles. In December 1998, the 122bhp five-cylinder Td5 engine became the Defender’s standard engine. Our wonderful client Mr D has a perfect example of this wonderful vehicle.

 

 

Mr D has this vehicle insured with us and the policies we offer are perfect for classic Land Rovers with agreed value, choice of repairer, salvage retention and legal expenses cover.


 

If you have a classic Land Rover that you need to insure give our specialist classic car team a call for a bespoke quotation on 02380 268 351. If you have any photographs that you would like us to share, email info@aib.co.uk.

 

Car Of The Day… Riley 9 Monaco

The car of the day today is the wonderful 1929 Riley 9 Monaco.

 

 

The Riley Nine was one of the most successful light sporting cars produced by the British motor industry in the inter war period. It was made by the Riley company of Coventry, England with a wide range of body styles between 1926 and 1938.

 

 

 

This beautiful classic is insured and has plenty benefits that we can offer at AIB. The policy has legal expenses cover, choice of repairer, agreed value and salvage retention.

 

We can offer additional benefits such as replacement vehicle and excess protection making sure your gorgeous classics are fully covered and there is no need to worry!

 

 

 

Call our friendly and knowledgeable classic car team on 02380 268351 for a bespoke quotation and see what benefits we can offer you today!

 

Thank you Mr B for allowing us to share the lovely photos of your Riley 9!

 

 

If you have a policy with us and would like to share the photos on our website and socials, email us at info@aib.co.uk

Car of the Week… Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The car of the week this week is the perfect Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe.

 

 

 

The Carrera was available in rear and all-wheel drive versions. It was equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6 liter M64 engine, further developed from the 964, and combined with a new dual-flow exhaust system now incorporating two catalytic converters. In contrast with most of the other variants, production of the Carrera coupé and Cabriolet ceased with the end of 1997 model year, except for a very few produced in a shortened 1998 model year.

 

 

 

 

Mr G knows this beauty is fully covered with salvage Retention, agreed value and choice of repairer along with legal expenses cover covering any uninsured loses up to £100,000.

 

 

 

Thank you Mr G for sharing this perfect example of a 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. If you have a classic needing insurance cover call our specialist team on 02380 268351.

 

 

Car of the Week…MGB GT

The car of the week is this gorgeous MGB GT.

 

 

The original concept of the two seater open sports MGB was considered ahead of its time in 1962 and still had not dated after production ceased in 1980 when the last MGB rolled off the Abingdon assembly line. Over half a million examples of the car in its various guises were produced, making it the best selling MG of all time.

 

 

Mr A has kept this beautiful example in pristine condition. If you have an MG or any other classic car that needs caring for think no further than AIB insurance. We can offer agreed value, salvage retention and choice of repairer.

 

 

Call our specialist classic car team on 02380 268351 for your bespoke quotation. Do not forget to ask about our optional extras which provide extra security.

 

 

 

Thank you Mr A for sharing your beautiful MG B GT!

 

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.

 

Car of the Week…Triumph TR6

The car of the week this week is the classic Triumph TR6!

 

 

An iconic British sports car the TR6 was produced in the UK, boasting an impressive 150bhp using a 2.5 litre straight six engine enabling this car to really produce an exciting driving experience. This timeless classic of British engineering gave the thrill of 0-60mph in 11seconds.

 

 

Mr T and Mr C know their stunning Triumph TR6s will always be safe to take for a cruise thanks to his caring insurance package from AIB giving him agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a beloved classic car of your own than 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.

 

Car of the Week…MGB GT

The car of the week this week is the stylish MGB GT!

 

 

The epitome of a classic British roadster, the MGB GT was in production for 18 years without a single alteration to iconic body shape. This sought after vehicle was the best selling MG model of all time! A car built to drive on the track the windscreen was specifically designed for track specifications.

 

 

Mr A knows his classic MGB GT will always be safe to take the racing line with thanks to his caring insurance package from AIB giving him agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a beloved classic car of your own than 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.

 

 

Thank you Mr A for sharing your gorgeous MGB GT!