bought this car Yesterday

sdibbers

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#3
Nice one. It’s been an interesting conversation around this car. Sure VIP’s rare, but someone has taken a lot of care building a car they want. Good luck to you!
 
#4
thanks dibbers, I actually intended on getting a 3500V8 back in 1976 when I first decided on getting a P6. I was aged 19 and phoned insurance companies until I was blue in the face, none were interested and (refused to quote me) several suggested going for a Rover 2000 instead which I did, I got my first P6 an L Reg 2000SC auto .... this has been a long time coming :)
 
#6
well I had to be careful. its okay getting a P6 if its just you

but if you have a MISSUS who is used to a modern car with Air Con, who is used to plush seats that are immaculate, etc etc then this car is the answer

its the V8 that I always wanted and all the stuff that has been done to it e.g. Air Con, brand new seats , leather steering wheel (thats gotta go!!) - all this is what pacifies my missus, cos this car is our only car!! I believe its good enough to be our main car, I was talking to the insurance co yesterday, I have 5000 miles, so I checked my MOTS on the present car which shows mileage and 2 years ago I did just over 3000 miles. last year 4500 miles , so I think 5000 miles will be fine (what happens if you do 5001?)
 

cobraboy

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#7
[QUOTE="falkor, post: 377778, member: 3151 (what happens if you do 5001?)[/QUOTE]
You call them up straight away and buy more miles.
I take it you will get an agreed value policy ?
Enjoy the car.
 
#8
hi Cobra :) yes, I had never heard of an agreed value policy before until chatting to the Insurance Co yesterday, that is something they explained to me (the phone call went on for quite a while!)

oh thanks for the advice "you call them up straight away and buy more miles. " yeah of course, will keep an eye on that but going by my previous mileage last few years should be fine.

3 years ago the car was up for Auction, the site still has the photos from 3 years ago Rover 3500 P6 VIP 1976 - South Western Vehicle Auctions Ltd as far as I can tell when I went to do the test drive, looks exactly the same
 
#9
Hi Falkor Welcome Nice Car I wish mine was as tidy as that, if I used my P6 as a daily driver I would need to get a bus pass and a divorce :)
You must have a very understanding missus lol
I suppose the insurance company as for a agreed value in the event of a total loss a value that you both agree on with a bit of wiggle room ie some people might say the car is worth 2k to get cheap insurance then say the car is a total loss but had loads of man hours spent on it and 30k so they now want 32k bla bla bla
It always surprises me with my insurance they tend to enquire how many miles you are going to travel in a year but then don't enquire how many miles are already on the clock strange oh well :rolleyes:
You can get a discount with some insurance company's if you join the Rover P6 Club if you have not already and they will also send you a monthly mag through the post its well worth the money they ask in fact I don't know how they can do it for the £25 membership fee Bargain
Good luck with your new car don't worry about the Rover Purist and most of all enjoy it :)
 

cobraboy

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#10
I think insurance has moved on a bit, I find Hagerty very organised. Every year I get a mileage declaration form, I definitely don't want any wiggle at all, everything during my build was agreed, documented and photographed. The agreed value is the amount paid in a total loss.
A right to buy salvage is also a worthwhile addition.
RH are another company I have had good service from.
To add balance I would not ask Flux to insure a pram ;)
 

sdibbers

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#12
I’m based in the US but have had excellent service from Hegarty insurance. I had a major loss claim on my old car about nine years ago and they were great to deal with. Also no problem buying the car back for salvage. They just subtracted it from the claim.
 
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