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Newbie shopping round for insurance!

Post by martin111s » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi all, you beautiful lotus lovers!

After a hiatus away from lotus ownership for far, far too long, I should be getting back in the saddle and on track shortly :Headbanger: :Headbanger:

Thought my first post back would be one that's been done to death :D

Basically, I need to sort out an annual Insurance policy plus 3/4/5 track days included. Any recommendations? (I think I was with Competition Car insurance over a decade ago :blink: )

damn it, I've missed these emojis :Drunk: :Drunk: :Wild_Thang: :driving: :D :D
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Re: Newbie shopping round for insurance!

Post by Dave C » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi Martin

Wow, a long time since you have been on here, great you are getting another Lotus soon :)

For insurance, try Matt at Henderson Taylor, he usually has good deals to offer.

Good luck and look forward to seeing pictures of the toy

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Post by chrisdb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm

Speak to Mary @ REIS they are always very competitive for me
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Post by martin111s » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 pm

Thanks for the recommendations gents, I’ll definitely give those 2 a call.

It’s been a while Dave, sold the 111s in 2010. Looking forward to getting on track again and seeing a few of you guys on the odd norlog meet :D :driving:
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Post by Martin 111S » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 am

Welcome back :D

You can also try AIB, but Mary at REIS as mentioned - Flux also cover track days IIRC but not sure if Chris Knotts do - both competitive on price also.

Henderson's have been moving upwards in price last time I tried them, but still worth a shout.
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Post by mill » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Hello Martin welcome back :)

So have you bought a car yet or what are you thinking?
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Post by oggy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Oh my god 2 Martin 111s's this could be so confusing 😜
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Post by worldwidewebs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:53 pm

Mannings were best for me recently and I'd been with Henderson Taylor for 5 or 6 years previously

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Post by martin111s » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Cheers guys :Friends:

Got a few quotes and REIS seem to be coming out on top for what I want. They've offered me windscreen cover (road only) at an extra £112pa. I remember with the elise I think the windscreen was a clam off job. What do you reckon? Is adding this to my cover worth the (approx. 15%) extra premium? It's a V6 exige BTW, picking it up on Friday, can't wait :Yahoo: :driving:
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Post by oggy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:23 pm

Not sure on the Exige but defo clam of job on the elise, I've had 3 🙄. Maybe worth getting a quote on a new screen fitted and then decide but I think I would have it just for peace of mind. Congratulations on the the purchase I hope to see it at one of the meets :Ok2:
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Post by martin111s » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Good shout, I’ll give Chris Neil’s a call for a quote and see what kind of money we are talking
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Post by martin111s » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:29 am

Chris Neil’s are quoting £700 + VAT for replacement 🤔 Tough call, might just flip a coin 😁
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Post by Dave C » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:06 pm

martin111s wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:29 am
Chris Neil’s are quoting £700 + VAT for replacement 🤔 Tough call, might just flip a coin 😁
Wow, that is a lot. Sounds a no brainer then :blink:

Which model V6 are you getting?? Any pics yet??
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Post by martin111s » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:21 pm

Right, insurance sorted, now just need to pay the £540 road tax :jaw:

Will post a picture on Friday when I pick it up :Ok2:
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Post by Dave C » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:47 pm

Great, look forward to seeing it 😊
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Post by kuukelite » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:40 pm

Reis Motorsports every time mate, email mary@reis.co.uk (let her know I sent you - im not on comission btw!)

Got my insurance down from £800 to £450 including 6 track days, and thats on a heavily modified exige.

Nobody has come close for me bud.

edit: hadnt read your post fully ;-)

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Post by martin111s » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 am

Got her home late last night after picking her up from Will B and driving her the 180 miles back.

It’s been 9 years and I genuinely forgot how beautifully raw these cars are. Got in the Audi afterwards and it felt like driving a jelly on wheels.

She needs a good wash before I get some better photos but here’s one from the sales add:-
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Post by Dave C » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:52 am

martin111s wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 am
Got her home late last night after picking her up from Will B and driving her the 180 miles back.

It’s been 9 years and I genuinely forgot how beautifully raw these cars are. Got in the Audi afterwards and it felt like driving a jelly on wheels.

She needs a good wash before I get some better photos but here’s one from the sales add:-

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Looks :fantastic: :fantastic:

Enjoy, you will not be disappointed :) :)
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Post by oggy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:53 pm

😍 that does look nice 👍
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Post by Crawford » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm

Is that the cup with the 410 upgrade. Must be an awesome bit of kit!
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Post by martin111s » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Cheers guys, hopefully see you all on a Norlog meet/run in the not too distant future (ie as soon as I can negotiate time away from the family :) )

Yes, the Hangar 111 upgrade. Apparently, I get a discount if I want to take it to 460 as well! :driving:
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Post by mill » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:54 pm

460 it is then! :fantastic:

great choice looks great :Headbanger:
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Post by Martin 111S » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:22 am

mill wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:54 pm
460 it is then! :fantastic:
Only costs around £30 too ;) Bargain :P

Does look good, nice to see it in the flesh in the warmer months :driving:
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Post by nelly111s » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:23 pm

That looks great. Looks fast just standing still!
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Post by Lowtech » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 am

looks superb in those colors, enjoy!

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