Classics owners 'limit mileage'

More than half (55%) of classic vehicle owners drive fewer than 1,500 miles a year, research has shown.

The owners could be trying to save the cost of their car insurance deals by limiting their mileage, the survey by Footman James said.

A total of 93% of drivers revealed that they clock up under 4,500 miles a year.

Also, the number of classic owners who drive less than 1,500 miles a year rose seven per cent, compared to the previous 12 month period.

Garry Carlin, sales director at Footman James, said: "Many enthusiasts tend to only drive their classics periodically throughout the year, and therefore may be able to benefit from our specially designed limited mileage policies.

"These usually come in different bands, such as under 1,500, 3,000 and 4,500 miles per year, as statistically the fewer miles you drive the less at risk you are of having an accident.

"Furthermore, depending on the age of the car, some enthusiasts may automatically qualify for unlimited mileage, which is usually charged at the same premium as the 3,000-mile option."

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