Protecting Your Vehicle With Vintage Auto Insurance

A “vintage” car is typically defined as an automobile manufactured between 1919 and 1930, although the term is often subjective. For example, the Classic Car Club of America defines vintage as being any vehicle built between 1919 and 1925. Other groups consider the start of World War II – in 1939 – to be the end date of the vintage era. The definition of “classic” car is even more broad. The Classic Car Club of America defines classic as a distinctive car manufactured between 1925 and 1948. The Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada (A.C.C.C.C.) considers a classic car to be one that was built 20 or more years prior to the current year.

Companies That Specialize in Vintage Auto Insurance

Most insurance companies will offer some form of vintage or classic car protection. There are however a number of companies that specialize in these policies. To find out more, click on the links below.

Aviva Insurance – Aviva provides a variety of types of coverage including policies for special interest, modified, classic and vintage cars.

Kanetix – If you live in Alberta or Quebec then you can find collector car insurance through Kanetix.ca.

State Farm – State Farm has insurance for classic, replica and antique automobile owners. There are State Farm agents in most medium and large-sized cities in Canada so give them a call today.

Gary Steeves Insurance – Atlantic Canada’s premiere provider of classic car insurance. Their Silver Wheel Plan™ is underwritten by the Elite Insurance Company.

King Auto Insurance – King is another company offering the Silver Wheel Plan™. They are based in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the Henderson Highway. You can contact them toll free at 1-800-817-8145.

Competition Insurance – They offer vintage and antique auto insurance to residents of Alberta, North West Territories and Yukon. Their main offices are located in Edmonton and Calgary. You can reach their Calgary office by dialling 1-800-454-5592.

Hagerty Insurance – Hagerty specializes in classic auto and boat insurance. They also offer roadside assistance with their Hagerty Plus® policy, which will come in handy if your vintage car isn’t very reliable. Purchising Hagerty Plus® also gets you free membership to their Historic Vehicle Association (HVA).

Those are just a few options. Check out our full list of insurance companies to research other options for vintage auto insurance.

Vintage Automobiles

Our list of the best selling classic cars of all time is focused towards classic cars but it also has a number of great examples of vintage cars.

Here are some of the popular vintage models made between 1919-1930:

1) Ford Model T – Produced between 1908 and 1927, the Model T is considered by many to be the first vehicle produced for the American middle-class.

2) Ford Model A – This car, produced from 1927–1931, was often called the “A-Model Ford” and it was a popular follow up to the Model T.

3) Studebaker Special Six & Studebaker Light Six – Both of these Studebakers were manufactured between 1918 and 1927, which puts them right in the middle of the timeline for vintage automobiles.

4) Chevrolet – Chevy had a number of popular models between 1919 and 1930 including several touring cars, roadsters, sedans and coupés.

5) Austin Twenty – This car was in production from 1919 until 1930 and was originally based on the chassis of a Hudson. There were several body styles including a saloon, coupé, tourer and landaulette.