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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!

Car of the Week….Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

The car of the week is the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.

 

 

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was a family of vehicles from salons to coupés, when in 1955 the stylish spider was released. The beautiful car boasted a 4 cylinder engine capable of reaching 101 mph making summer cursing even more enticing in this classic Italian roadster.

 

 

Mr B knows his perfect Giulietta is safe to cruise in  thanks to his caring insurance package from AIB giving him agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a classic car that needs caring for 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 B for sharing your beautiful Alfa Giulietta Spider!

 

What Is Happening To The Classic Car Market?

Classic car prices have risen significantly since around early 2010 until about August 2015. However, since then there has been an easing in values although there are possibly going to be certain makes and models of vintage vehicles that continue to go up in value. There has also been a drop in the number of classic cars sold.

This is perhaps borne out at the recent H and H Motorcar auction that took place on the 26th July at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. There were quite a number of classic cars that remained unsold on the day.

A Lagonda DB 2.6/3.0 Litre Drophead Coupe manufactured in 1953 was estimated to achieve a sale price of £70,000 to £90,000. It was blue in colour and had a 2,995 cc engine. The original purchaser was Sir Peter Ustinov who owned the car for 12 years but since 1968 it has remained in the same ownership. Regrettably, despite its renowned original owner, it was not sold on the day.

A Jaguar E-Type 3.8 “Flat Floor” Roadster built back in 1961 with red bodywork and a 3,781cc 265bhp engine capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in a mere 6.9 seconds towards a top speed of 150mph was one of only 1,582 manufactured. It has been beautifully restored and had an estimated sale price of between £180,000 to £220,000. Unfortunately, no sale was achieved.

One of the classic cars that had the potential to achieve a significant price was an Austin Mini Cooper S 1071 “Hatchback” built in 1964. At one point it was owned by the Rt Hon Ernest Marples MP. He was renowned for opening the M1 Motorway. It had an estimated sale price of £70,000 to £80,000 but failed to be sold.

An elegant Bentley 4.25 Litre James Young Sedanca Coupe built in 1938 with its bodywork in black and a beige trim interior that has a 4,257cc engine was offered for sale with an estimated price of between £180,000 to £220,000 but unfortunately remained unsold.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the classic car market in the coming months.

If you are looking to insure your classic car then why not give us a call here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 to discuss your requirements with a knowledgeable member of our staff.

Rare Camper Van To Be Auctioned

IfV/W you are an enthusiastic VW camper van collector then you may wish to get along to Classic Car Auctions June Sale on the 9th and 10 June at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. The reason is that a rare classic 1959 Volkswagen 23-Window ‘Devon’ Camper Van with a 1.6 litre engine is going to be auctioned and there may well be an awful lot of interest in this particular vehicle.

It is described on the website of Classic Car Auctions as “The “Holy Grail” of VW campers.”

Having been built in Germany all those years ago, it was transported to South Africa where it remained until 2005 at which point it was brought over to the UK. It is right hand drive that, in itself, is unusual. It has been restored to the highest standards over a three-year period here in the UK. The owner just happens to be a cabinet maker and he restored the interior using original parts where necessary. It must have been quite an achievement to source such parts bearing in mind the rarity of this classic vehicle.

No doubt whilst it was in South Africa it was used for some delightful holiday breaks in a lovely warm climate. Let us hope that the new owner is able to enjoy taking his V/Wor her family on numerous holidays in whichever country the new buyer lives as well as trips overseas.

It has an estimated price of £45,000 to £55,000.

Here at AIB Insurance, over many years, we have arranged tailor made competitive insurance cover on numerous camper vans and motorhomes. So, if you would like such a quote then why not give us a call on 02380 268 351 and speak to a friendly, knowledgeable member of the team who will discuss your requirements and obtain a quotation from our extensive panel of quality insurers.

Auction Of 1966 Aston Martin Barn Find

Aston Martin Barn FindClassic Aston Martin DB6’s do not become available for sale at an auction too often but it is rarer still to come across one that is a “barn find”. Well, if you are an Aston Martin fan then now may be your chance to own one.

This is because, a right hand drive 1966 Aston Martin DB6 with an automatic gear box is being auctioned by Stacey’s Auctioneers and Valuers on the 7th May 2017 at the Essex Classic Car Auctions. Despite requiring full restoration work, it has an estimated sale price of £180,000 to £220,000.

Apparently, twenty-five years ago, this classic, sought after vehicle was placed in a barn having had its engine removed with a view to painting the bodywork. However, the car remained in the barn until recently and is now available for sale. It is reported that the instruments inside the car are still in situ and the lighting and chrome work on the outside of the vehicle are said to be in place. The engine is still there albeit it will not be firmly attached.

It would appear that whoever may decide to buy this rare classic car is going to have to spend some time restoring it or pay someone else to do the work. Hopefully, it will not be too long before it is restored to its former glory and is in perfect working order as there are fewAston Martin Barn Find sounds that beat the engine noise of an Aston Martin.

Here at AIB Insurance, we have insured many classic cars including a significant number of highly valuable ones. So, if you are looking to insure a classic vehicle why not give us a call on 02380 268 351 and speak with one of our experienced members of staff who will discuss your requirements and provide a bespoke quotation without any obligation on your part.

Jaguar E-Type Reborn – For A Price!

Jaguar E-Type The Jaguar E-Type was an iconic sports car that was particularly popular way back in the 1960s. It was driven by the likes of famous film and football stars such as Brigitte Bardot and George Best and was renowned for its speed and elegant looks. It featured in many racing events.

Well, if you have got a spare £285,000 or more then you may be able to become the proud owner of an original Jaguar E-Type Series 1 that has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Initially, there are 10 of these classic vehicles being restored.

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works is located in Coventry where skilled craftsmen lovingly restore Jaguars under the “Reborn” scheme. The unit has the most up to date technology available to assist in the restoration process. Original Jaguar classic parts are to be utilized when the vehicles are restored.

You may be interested to read that a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe finished in opalescent gunmetal grey is the first one to be restored. Back in 1965, the vehicle was shipped to California but found its way back to the UK. It has 78.000 miles on the clock. Its original engine, gearbox and bodywork have been rebuilt to the highest standard of workmanship.

The Jaguar E-Types will have either 3,781 cc or 4,235 cc six cylinder engines producing 265 bhp getting from 0 to 60 mph in around a mere 7 seconds and capable of a top speed of around 150 mph. We are sure that you will agree those are extremely impressive performance figures.

So, if one of these classic sports cars is still available to purchase and you are considering buying one why not get in touch with one of the experienced, friendly team here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 to obtain a competitive quotation for classic car insurance to provide you with complete peace of mind.