Classic ins in uk?

Hi , I have an '87 380 se. Where can I get classic ins in the uk, also...is there some way of getting exemption from road tax? thanks.....
JM

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Try Footman James (don't have the number). Cars aren't eligible for exepmtion from UK road tax unless manufactured (or registered - can't be certain) before January 1973.
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I can also give a broker through whom I insure my cars, but I was curious about the background to the question. Where is JM/redhex1 based?
For how long does he want to bring a car to the UK? Temporary imports/visits are exempt from local road tax.
DAS
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On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 16:44:22 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
I am permanently based in N.I., and I own the car, since my Dad gave it to me, following a slight stroke, which prohibits him from driving. .... thanks for the help, by the way, JM

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N.I.? Northern Ireland? In that case I don't get the point of the tax question unless NI is treated as being outside the UK for road tax purposes.
Doesn't your local insurer cover you for Great Britain automatically????
Or are we talking of aniother N.I.?
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There are several companies who specialise in Mercedes Insurance, and classics. Here they are:
Heritage: 0121 246 6060 Dialsure: 01536 414500 Jardine Faber: 01604 639011 Carole Nash (recommended): 0800 298 5555 Barry Grainger: 01892 542736 Mercedes ClassicLine: 01455 639000 Supercar: 0845 1200 550 Peter Best (recommended): 01376 573033 There are others!
I would try Carole Nash and Peter Best first.
Footman James were the most expensive when I tried them, so I can't recommend them, but obviously you need to be sure just WHAT is covered - not all policies are the same.
Good luck,
Al Bolton, G4VSQ 1990 Mercedes 500SE 130,000 miles 1988 Mercedes 260E 155, 000 miles http://www.reading-city.net/Vintage_Radios

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On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 13:26:23 +0100, "Al Bolton"

Thamks again for the advice.....It is Northern Ireland, ....I just thought I had read somewhere that cars over a certain age, might be exempt from road tax.,...but obviously not..! Regards, Joe

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I found your original question unclear.
Now I see what you seek.
As the first response to your post (Jeremy) said, cars over a certain age are not liable for vehicle excise duty ('road tax'). 1987 is far too young. I tried a quick search of the DVLA website but could not confirm 1973. Give Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland a ring.
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Cars built before 1973 are the ones which you don't have to pay road tax on (so if your car was built in 1973 you DO have to pay, if it was built in 1972 you DON'T). It was changed in a failry recent Budget as it was cars over 25 years old until the Chancellor changed it. Grrrr....
Rip-off Britain rules!
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