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Upgrade To These Top 10 Cars In 2019

If you are thinking about changing your car this year then you will be pleased to read that you have a great deal of choice as vehicle manufacturers are frequently introducing new models. Whether you are looking for an electric family saloon, a high performance two-seater sports car or a luxury vehicle you should not have any difficulty in finding one that suits you. Below we highlight what may be 10 of the top cars that you may wish to consider upgrading to in 2019.

 

Aston Martin Rapide S

This is a four door sports car that meets the exacting standards that you would expect from Aston Martin Rapide SAston Martin that has been manufacturing luxury vehicles for many years here in the UK. Both the exterior and interior are beautifully styled with top of the range materials being used.

It has an eight speed automatic gear box. The V12 5,935 cc engine produces 560 bhp and the car is capable of getting from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds as it heads for a top speed of 203 mph. Of course, it comes with the unmistakable roar of an Aston Martin.

Prices from £152,749.

If you are thinking about buying an Aston Martin Rapide S or perhaps another model from the range available such as the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera insurance can be arranged through us here at AIB Insurance.

 

Audi A8

The Audi A8 is the German manufacturer’s top of the range family salon car for the discerning executive. As one would expect from this quality car builder it has been beautifully designed and comes with many features including comfortable Valcona leather seats, LED headlights and a fantastic audio and communication system The adaptive air suspension system makes for a particularly comfortable ride.

This is a nippy vehicle with its 335 bhp 3 litre V6 petrol engine propelling you from 0 to 62mph in a mere 5.6 seconds. There is also a diesel option.

Prices start from £69.995

 

Bentley Mulsanne

This is the flagship model of the luxury UK car manufacturer Bentley Motors. This handmade Bentleyvehicle has a choice of three combinations – Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed that provides a more dynamic drive and the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase that provides greater legroom.

The V8 6.75 litre twin turbo engine provides an incredible amount of power and the vehicle has wonderful road holding. 0 to 60 mph can be reached in 5.1 seconds and it has a top speed of 184 mph.

The interior personifies luxury in every way with comfortable leather seating and the infotainment system is top quality. You can even have the wood veneer created from a tree in your own garden.

Prices start from £229,360.

If you are considering purchasing a Bentley Mulsanne or buy Bentley Continental GT insurance can be arranged through ourselves.

 

BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series is a luxury family saloon car that is manufactured to exacting standards using the finest materials. It is also available as a long wheel based version providing extra room. There is also a hybrid version.

The interior provides a warm and inviting feel with delightful leather seating that is so comfortable to relax in.

The BMW 730d xDrive has a 6 cylinder twin turbo engine that produces 265bhp and powers the vehicle form 0 to 62 mph in just 6.1 seconds.

Prices from £69,445.

You can arrange insurance cover for the BMW 7 Series or get a competitive BMW M850i xDrive insurance price through us.

 

Jaguar I-Pace S

This is a stunning looking all electric SUV and, as all Jaguar cars are, is fitted out to a luxury Jaguarstandard. It comes with semi-powered sports front seats, LED headlights and a fantastic connectivity and sound system. There are a number of other models in the range.

You may be surprised to read that this electric vehicle is capable of powering you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

Prices start at £64,495

 

Maserati GranTurismo Sport

This Italian luxury sports coupe is beautifully crafted with elegant, sleek bodywork that can also be purchased as a soft top enabling you to enjoy the thrill of open-air motoring. Its interior is equally impressive with comfortable sports seats making long journeys a pleasure. Needless to say, the level of equipment is first class.

The exhilarating, powerful 460 bhp V8 4.7 litre engine will take you from 0 to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds producing the roar that discerning motorists have come to expect.

Prices start from £92,230

 

McLaren 600 LT

The name McLaren is associated with FI racing but the company also build road-specification McLarensports cars to an extremely high standard.

The McLaren 600 LT has a twin turbo 3.8 litre V8 engine producing 592 bhp that is capable of rocketing this vehicle from 0 to 62mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds so it is certainly not for the faint hearted.

It is of course beautifully designed both outside and inside but this really is a driver’s car with wonderful road holding.

Prices from £187,625

 

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650 is an exclusive saloon car built to exacting standards both in terms of coachwork and mechanically. The company is renowned for producing executive vehicles but this model goes to another level.

It has wonderfully comfy leather seats that make every journey a pleasure and a delightful wood finish. It features Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive and Dynamic Handling resulting in a relaxing trip.

It has a 5,980cc 12 cylinder engine producing 630 bhp. This vehicle powers from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 mph

Prices start at £175,875.

 

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover is renowned for producing quality 4-wheel drive vehicles that perform as well onRange Rover the motorway as they do off-road. With its distinctive styling incorporating a falling roof to the rear it has become unmistakable on the road. It comes with all the refinements you would expect from this British car manufacturer.

It has a 1,999cc engine in either petrol or diesel capable of getting from 0 to 60mph in 9.9 seconds and has a top speed of 125mph.

Prices from £31,600.

 

Rolls-Royce Phantom

This luxury saloon car is a dream to drive and you and your passengers will do so in style and Rolls Roycecomfort. It is described as the quietest Rolls-Royce ever built and every one is unique to the owner.

Inside, it will not come as a surprise to read that the fixtures and fittings are of the highest standard with original wood paneling and delightful leather seating. It is one of the most luxurious cars in the world.

It has a powerful V12 6.7 litre engine that will accelerate smoothly from 0 to 100mph in around 12 seconds.

Prices from £362,000.

Here at AIB Insurance, we have insured many makes and models of cars through our extensive panel of insurers. So, if you would like to obtain the likes of Aston Martin DBS Superleggera insurance, buy Bentley Continental GT insurance or obtain a BMW M850i xDrive insurance price feel free to call us on 02380 268 351 and speak with a friendly member of our team who will discuss your requirements in detail and arrange a no-obligation insurance quotation.

Check out some of the vehicles we’ve recently insured!

We’ve been arranging motor insurance for almost any type of vehicle for many years now.  From the modern super car through to the classic and vintage car owner including military vehicles, from the motorhome or kit-car enthusiast to those who modify or import cars we tailor insurance around our clients needs.

 

With a variety of the UK’s leading insurer partners our clients can arrange ‘agreed value’ cover, business use, salvage retention and discounts for garaging, security or limiting the mileage.

 

But can you name the 6 vehicles below we’ve recently insured? No cheating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Retro Classic Car Sale 2017

Race RetroIf you are interested in buying a classic car then you may wish to get along to the above auction that is scheduled to take place on the 25th and 26th February 2017 with viewing also being available on the 24th February. The event is happening at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry so is centrally located in the UK.

 

There are so many classic vehicles available such as: –

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster – this has a 6 cylinder 4,200 cc engine that has been in the hands of the present owner since 1996. It has been well used but has also been well looked after. It has an estimated price of £80,000 to £100,000.

1966 Volkswagen Beetle – with less than 18,000 miles on the clock this is certainly a low mileage classic car that has also been serviced until 2010. Its bodywork is in Java Green. It has never been restored but is said to be in almost its original condition. It has an estimated price of £15,000 to £20,000.

1970 Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage – this is powered by a 6 cylinder 4,000 cc engine that was capable of reaching 0 to 60mph in 7.1 seconds as it reached a top speed of 141mph. The bodywork is in Olive Green and the car is said to be in its original condition. The estimated sale price is £115,000 to £130,000.

Ferrari Dino1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT – this has a 6 cylinder 2,418cc engine. It has had a number of owners with the current one having bought it in January 1995 when it had a little over 30.500 miles on the clock. It has not done many miles since then as it currently reads 34,935. The vehicle has had a considerable amount of work undertaken on it with documents available to support this. This quality Ferrari Dino 246 GT is a rare model that has an estimated price of £300,000 to £350,000.

1963 Jaguar Mark 11 3.8 Manual Overdrive – this is the 6 cylinder 3,781cc engine model that just happened to be the world’s fastest saloon car when it was first produced. Its bodywork is in Carmen Red and it has wire wheels. It was actually transported to South Africa in November 1963. It has an estimated price of £24,000 to £28,000.

There are many other classic cars for sale at the above auction details of which you can find on the website of Silverstone Auctions so why not take a look.

Here at AIB Insurance, we have many years experience in arranging classic car insurance from an extensive panel of insurers. So, why not give us a call on 02380 268 351 and let us provide you with a competitive quotation without any obligation.

Drop In Sales At Monterey Classic Car Auctions

If you are a classic car enthusiast, you may well be aware that the annual Monterey Car Auctions that took place this August in the USA is one of the most exclusive of such events. There were six major auction houses offering classic vehicles for sale including Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Gooding & Co with some cars being sold for in excess of $10 million each.

Whilst the final figure for the total amount generated is not yet available, the indication is that there has been a reduction in the value of sales from the various auctions in comparison to last year. In fact, this is the second year in succession that there has been a fall in the amount generated from the sale of classic cars at these auctions.

The figure so far generated from this August’s auctions is $344.9 million. Last year the figure was $396.8 million.

Apparently, the Monterey Car Auctions are a good indicator as to how classis car values are doing. For quite some time now, classic cars have been viewed as an excellent form of investment in comparison to the likes of stocks and shares. It will be interesting to see if this continues to be the case.

The top 5 sales at the above auctions were: –

Jaguar D Type

1. 1955 Jaguar D-Type Roadster that was sold for $21,780,000.

 

 

 

 

Alfa Romeo

 

2. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider that went for  $19,800,000.

 

 

 

 

Ferrari 250 GT California
3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Alloy Spider that achieved a sale price of $18,150,000.

 

 

 

 

Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster

 
4. 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster that went for $13,750,000

 

 

 

Ferrari 250 GT SWB
5. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Coupe that fetched $13,500,000.

 

 

 

In fact, 5 of the classic cars that featured in the league table for the 10 top selling vehicles were Ferraris. Perhaps this is not surprising when you consider that a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was sold at auction in August 2014 for a world record price of $38,115,000.

If your classic car insurance is coming up for renewal then why not get in touch with a member of the knowledgeable team here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 with a view to obtaining a competitive quotation.