Hagerty International become official insurance partner for Classic & Sports Finance

Hagerty International become official insurance partner for Classic & Sports Finance
11th August 2015 Team CSF

Hagerty International become official insurance partner for Classic & Sports Finance

Classic & Sports Finance are committed to offering the best advice we can provide to classic car buyers which is why we work with selected partners to ensure our customers enjoy the ultimate classic car experience. Our service is about more than just finance.

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with classic car insurance specialists Hagerty International who will be our official approved insurance partner. All Classic & Sports Finance customers will receive an introduction to Hagerty International who will provide them with their standard exceptional service. Hagerty International will also act as Classic & Sports Finance’s preferred independent valuation source, drawing on the world’s largest database of classic car values and team of valuation experts. The two companies will also collaborate on marketing and valuation initiatives to enhance their understanding of the UK classic car market.

Why Hagerty?

Like Classic & Sports Finance, Hagerty International are classic car specialists backed by a team of knowledgeable owners and enthusiasts. Both companies are aligned in their desire to provide the best expert service available. We also share the same hope:

“to make buyers and sellers alike more knowledgeable about the marketplace and, ultimately, more satisfied enthusiasts”

Rob Johnson, Director of Classic & Sports Finance said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Hagerty International. We have personal experience of their superb services and we know that this partnership will add an extra dimension to our customers’ classic car ownership experience. Like us, Hagerty International are a forward thinking organisation that has taken their product and service to the next level which is fantastic for classic car enthusiasts.”

Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International said:

“‘We are proud to be working with Rob and his team at Classic and Sports Finance. We believe wholeheartedly in supporting owners of classic vehicles and we hope that this partnership will provide further benefit for our clients and friends in the classic car community.’”


Who are Hagerty International?

Hagerty’s roots date back to 1984 when Frank and Louise Hagerty created their own unique specialty insurance program for vintage wooden boats after they couldn’t find roper coverage for their own classics. Their idea pioneered a new niche in the insurance world, which completely changed the way collector vehicles were treated by insurance companies. Hagerty is now the world’s largest specialty insurance provider, focusing its entire business and expertise on classic vehicles.

As Hagerty has grown into a global company, they have remained a privately-owned, family business built on a love for classic vehicles. Their passion for the hobby and firm belief that their clients deserve the best, have kept them innovating every step of the way. It’s a sentiment that we share at Classic & Sports Finance.

What do they do?

Hagerty International offer:

Insurance Products

Classic car and motorbike insurance

Global transit and shipping insurance

Classic car and motorbike club insurance

Private Client insurance for high-value car collections

Classic car valuation

At Hagerty, the most frequent question asked is ‘What’s my classic car worth?’ To help answer this enquiry, they produce an online price guide specific to the cars you care about.  Additionally The Hagerty Price Guide publishes seven primary collector car indices that describe how various sectors of the market have performed over time. These seven indices, complete with commentary include: Blue Chip, British Cars, Ferrari, American Muscle Cars, Post-War German Collectible Cars, 1950s American Classics and Affordable Classics.

Hagert Market rating


Bespoke articles and content for online and offline publications about all aspects of classic vehicle ownership

Known source of commentary in National and Trade publications


Hagerty facts

The global leader in classic car insurance
Hagerty is a global company serving classic car owners and enthusiasts in Europe and North America. As of 2014, Hagerty has over 550 employees and provides insurance coverage for over 1 million vehicles throughout the United
States, Canada and Europe.

The UK’s only classic car specialist
Hagerty opened its doors in January 2006 and is the UK’s only classic and collector car insurance specialist. Headquartered near the famed Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit in South Northamptonshire, Hagerty International has established itself in the UK and throughout Europe as a leader in specialised insurance coverage for a wide variety of vehicles including Veteran, Vintage, Classic Cars and even Historic Race Cars.

Agreed Value coverage
The Agreed Value insurance coverage provided by Hagerty is designed to fit the unique needs of classic car owners. The policy offers competitive premiums and roadside assistance as well as coverage for rallies and time trials, transit
and overseas shipping and restorations. Additional features include flexible mileage options, collection discounts and 24-hour claims assistance.

Hagerty Youth Programs
Hagerty is dedicated to helping ensure the future of the collector community by growing young people’s interest in classic vehicles. Through a series of youth-related initiatives, young people are given the chance to experience the
excitement of classic vehicles first-hand. Since launching the Hagerty Youth Programs in 2007, more than 3,500 young people have taken part in a variety of initiatives throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Expert Media Resource
Hagerty has been utilised as a ‘go-to expert’ classic car resource by prominent UK media outlets including Classic & Sports Car, Classic Car Weekly and Honest John among others.

Hagerty is underwritten by Hiscox (www.hiscox.com). Hiscox Insurance Company Limited has an A (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best, Standard and Poor’s and Fitch.

Most comprehensive policy
Hagerty’s classic car insurance policy has been recognised as the most comprehensive available in the UK (as per Advertising Standards Authority). These benefits not only set Hagerty apart from standard insurance companies, but other specialty companies as well.

To find out more about Hagerty International please visit www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk