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 Post subject: Foreign Travel and breakdown cover
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:10 am 
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Don't know if this is the right section to post this but here goes.

We are off to the Le Mans Classic in a little over a weeks time. I telephoned the RAC (my breakdown cover is with them) and got them to extend my cover to include this foreign trip. I advised them of the car's age (30 years!).

Reading the small print on the policy, it says that in the event of not being able to fix the car in France, they will repatriate it to the uK but only to the extent that the cost does not exceed the car's value as per Glasses Guide.

I have just checked on Glasses guide website and it only values cars up to 16 years old. Do you think that I will be covered, or will they say that the car is not valuable enough?

I suspect that the cost to get the car back to the UK would be of the order of £1,000 (don't know for certain, just a gut feeling).

Anyone got any thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Travel and breakdown cover
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:12 am 
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Quickest and simplest way is to try here - http://www.rac.co.uk/euro-breakdown/

Top right corner it says 'Got a question?'

Or phone them for free on 0800 015 6000

Let us know the answers at it applies to a few members on here.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Travel and breakdown cover
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:13 pm 
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OK, a quick up-date.

I 'phoned the RAC about the small print. They say that where the vehicle is not listed in Glasses Guide (i.e. because it is too old), they instead look at the value on the vehicle's insurance policy. My son has got an agreed valuation of £5,000 with his insurance company (this is on a pristine MGB roadster) so I think that he is OK.

I do have a bit of a problem however. When I bought my 924 (an ebay special!) I gave them the figure that I had paid for it £300 (as an MOT failure). Now all the problems have been sorted, it's true value is probably between £1,000 and £2,000. Time to go back to my Insurance company I think! :arrow:


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