Popular Post 98_Martin Posted March 21, 2022 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 21, 2022 Hi all, perhaps a little late on joining the forum as I'm now 18 months into ownership of my 2005 Lotus Elise 111R but I guess part of that reason is how fun and reliable it's been. I browsed the forum last year when looking for somewhere in Scotland to do the annual service and MOT... safe to say I took it to Craig Moncrief in Edinburgh which although is a long drive from where I stay in Inverness it was certainly a worthwhile one. I can't recommend Craig enough for the service he gave me and am looking forward to seeing him again this summer with hopefully another clean bill of health. Back to the car... I actually put a deposit down on the Elise just a week or two before the first lockdown (March 2020) but didn't get to see the car until July of that year with all the restrictions and delays but it did mean I got a winter price on a summer delivered car! The delay I guess actually gave me more time to look forward to it's arrival as I had it delivered the 600 miles between me and Snows Lotus Hedge End as it seemed the safest option and kept the millage down as it's a real low millage original car. I'm sure like many in here the car only sees daylight for 6 months of year and stays in the garage tucked up under a cover connected to a battery conditioner but that period of daylight is soon approaching again which brings me onto my first question on the forum. Up until recently I've been covered by Admiral on my multicar policy but after talking to Craig last summer he advised me to go with an agreed value cover so that in the worst event that the car was ever written off I wouldn't be short of a few thousand pounds. Being 23 I am struggling to find many insurers that will take me on as most have a age limit for their classic policies that include agreed value but in my benefit I will be very unlikely to drive more that 2000 miles a year and never take it to a track so don't require that cover. Does anyone have some recommendations? I've spoken to AiB who quoted me £925 but would like to shop around more before I make a final decision. Of course I won't finish the post without a few pictures of the car! 5 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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