A small price to pay?
I’m really surprised at the uproar regarding the possibility of SORN cars requiring to be insured. Why are they not already? We all have our household contents insured and even take additional cover for jewellery and family treasures which rarely leave the house, so why anyone would choose to buy a cherished car and leave it uninsured just because they are not driving it for a while is beyond my understanding. Classic car insurance is not so expensive when compared to the joy we get from ownership and the difference between six months and 12 months insurance can’t be that great.
Classic cars are often left in lock-up garages remote from our homes and visited only occasionally, and even if it’s a non-runner and requires restoration why would we want to take the chance of it being taken for parts or burned to a crisp without some recompense? We all read
CCW where regularly there are stories of vehicles being stolen, stripped or lost due to fires. I feel sorry for anyone who has lost their pride and joy in this manner but surely you would insure something which has emotional and material value. Martin James Wild, Todmorden, West Yorkshire