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 Post subject: insurance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:01 pm 
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any one used progressive to insure their locost?

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oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Grr. When I was entered in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, I decided as a courtesy to Progressive that I'd insure MAX (my 100 mpg streamlined diesel Locost, for those of you who just tuned in) with them, and they flat refused to sell me liability insurance for road use because it was a competition car.

There are a variety of specialty car insurers out there (google hot rod insurance, classic car insurance, custom car insurance and you'll find scads) which you'll need if you want collision insurance, but since all I wanted was liability I just tacked it on my existing car insurance (The Hartford in my case) and they didn't raise an eyebrow.

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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:39 pm 
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i have all my ordinary vehicles insured with progressive but they would not offer any coverage for the locost, even for occasional street use.

i spent 2 hours on the phone to grundy today just to get them to e-mail me an application form!

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drag racers lament

oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
the final round was good and sound so come on give me the loot


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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:14 am 
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I had the same issue with State Farm. I've been a customer for over 40 years and they insured my MG for a stated value policy. They wouldn't touch my Locost. They offered to go thru a 3rd party if I wanted to. I chose not. You can apply on-line to Hagerty and get commitment within 24 hours. I have Hagerty and so far with no claims, they appear to be a great company. :D Which brings me to:


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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 pm 
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i did try Grundy but they are extremly hard to do business with.

i called progressive and got a completely different story when i told them it was a Lotus seven replica,

it's insured as a special, model year 2012.

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drag racers lament

oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
the final round was good and sound so come on give me the loot


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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Insured with which company and for how much (may I ask)?

JMR


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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 pm 
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progressive, added to my standard insurance cost $70.00 every 6 months.

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drag racers lament

oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
the final round was good and sound so come on give me the loot


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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:00 pm 
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My Hagggerty runs about $300 a year.
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 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Progressive insured my car as a "dune buggy." $250 for 6 months.

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