Prestige Car Insurance
Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) is coming into effect later in the spring,
We’ve blogged on this subject before, and no doubt will again as it’s an issue that’s likely to be of particular importance for our prestige car insurance customers and those who have an occasional use classic car.
If you have a vehicle that’s currently off-road without a valid SORN, it’s probably time to start looking for a competitive insurance quote. In the next few weeks, drivers who are suspected of having no insurance or SORN will start receiving “Insurance Advisory Letters”, warning them to insure or take their cars officially off road.
If you ignore this letter you’ll get…
- a £100 fixed penalty
- a £1000 fine if the case goes to court
- a clamped, siezed or destroyed car
There are some exemptions to the new rules but basically, unless you are a scrap dealer or HM the Queen – it’s time to get insured.
You’ve got to love footballers. Stoke City’s right wing journeyman, Jermaine Pennant apparently “forgot” he owned a £98k Porsche which he left for 5 months in a railway station car park.
In the understandable excitement of signing for Stoke City, the former Nott County, Arsenal, Birmingham City, Liverpool and Real Zaragoza player completely lost track of the supercar. Well, it’s easily done.
What’s more, when it was tracked down (with his personalised plate P33NNT, which he also forgot) it was discovered that he’d left the keys on the passenger seat…
Given how many times Mr Pennant has signed for different clubs and how excited he clearly gets by this is might be worth checking out the car parks in railway stations around the country.
And yes, we will have to check whether 5 months in a car park with the keys on the seat is still covered by prestige car insurance.
It seems like a good time to point you all in the direction of a recent survey from WhatCar?
With the recent deluge of snow across the UK, here’s an interesting reminder of the cars you’d be wise to leave on the driveway and those you can rely on to get you to the supermarket in the midst of a blizzard.
Unsurprisingly, owners of chunky 4x4s stand the best chance of getting to work on time. You have no excuses for sitting at home watching Loose Women in your pyjamas if you own a Land Rover Discovery.
Equally unsuprising is the news that you’d be a little bit daft to take a high performance, rear-wheel drive sports car out for a spin on a day like this. If you are lucky enough to own a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, do yourself a favour and leave it in the garage for a while.
Spare a thought for poor old Andy Carroll.
As part of a pending court case, the long-haired Newcastle striker was ordered to house-share with his team mate Kevin Nolan.
As if being in an upmarket episode of the odd couple wasn’t bad enough, Andy’s pride and joy, his brand new chrome plated Range Rover has just been torched while sitting on the driveway.
Who is responsible? Was it an act of vandalism? An angry Boro supporter? The taste police? The vandalism on the garage door suggests it may have been the Womens Institute.
We are still deliberating whether or not a chrome plated Range Rover still qualifies for prestige car insurance.
Yes, it’s really going to happen.
Bad news for Lexus – it’s no longer the rich man’s Toyota. (The Cygnet is essentially a Toyota IQ wearing Aston Martin lipstick)
£30,000 for the ultimate city car anyone?