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I was checking over the AAA website and found that they offer collector insurance! I think the Elise might qualify under the AAA's guideline of "new and limited production vehicles."

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I'll call my insurance agent tomorrow to find out more info and get a quote. If I can, I'd love to keep my auto insurance simple and in the same place. But if there's a strict mileage restriction, I'll go to one of the other collector car agencies (without a mileage restriction.)

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Hate to burst your bubble, but AAA does not offer collector car insurance directly. They deal with Hagarty or Grundy, I dont recall which!
 

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I haven't called AAA yet... it's been a wacky day at work. But I think MW is right. So I'll probalby end-up insuring my SVO and Elise with a collector car insurance agency.

IIRC, Hagerty doesn't have the mileage restriction, right? I'll probably go with them. (Not that it matters for the SVO... it's probably seen 23 miles in the last 4 years! :p But the Elise will probably see LOTS and LOTS of miles! :D )

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I insured my '67 Mini through Autoclub's Collector Car policy. They use American Hobbyist Insurance out of Flordia. The Quoute was lower than Hagarty or Grundy and they seemed to offer the same level of service. I'm not sure if the others offer this, but they automatically increase my coverage every year by a certain percentage for appreciation. I insured my Mini at an agreed value of $16000 and was quoted $121 a year.

According to their literature, the Elise *seems* like it would qualify but I haven't tested that yet.

You deal directly with American Hobbyist and not with AAA. But, they are the Collector Car Insurance for AAA of Socal. You cannot use them in So Cal without an Autoclub membership.

There isn't a mileage limitation but the car cannot be a daily driver. Pleasure use is OK. I called up both Grundy's and Hagarty's before ending up with AMerican Hobbyist. I had a better feeling with AH when it comes to the amount of "Pleasure Driving" allowed. Considering that I don't plan to attend that many car shows.... this policy seemed to work for me.

their website is www.americanhobbyist.com if you want to check them out.

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