MGF/TF Insurers (UK only)

Below is a list of some recommended insurance companies' contact numbers. Unfortunately, the which turns out to be the most competitive company not only depends on individuals and their risk factors, but also seems to vary from day to day as company's computer systems optimise cash flow. Therefore it is often better to use a company's web-based quotation system for the most competitive quotes, even if you eventually complete the insurance transaction by telephone (make sure you make a copy of the quotation number from the web page though).

For the results of my little phone round in January 2003, see below.

Highlighted in purple in the list below is the company that provided me with the most competitive quote this year.

Company name

telephone

notes

Admiral 0800 600800
Adrian Flux Insurance

 

01553 777888 Good for modified cars
AON 01384 552752 Talk to Gavin, insurance also covers club organised track days.
Bain Hogg Ltd 01384 455011 or 0845 6012222
Churchill Freephone 0800 200300 or 0500 200300
Colin Holmes 01252 512000
Direct Dial 0500 333 600 Do not insure modified cars
Eagle Star 0800 770 600
Footman James 0121 561 6262
Frizzel's 01202 752007
Guardian Direct 0800 282820
Lancaster 01480 484800 MGOC affiliated insurance scheme
Norton Insurance Brokers 0121 246 5050
Norwich Union Direct 0800 888111
Pearl 01539 730666
Peart Associates Ltd 01539 730666
Peter Best Insurance Services Ltd 01621 840400 No longer insuring non-garaged MGs in London area (as of Jan 2003)
Privilege 0113 2925555
RAC Insurance Services 0345 121345
Saxon 0181 296 1894
Swintons 0800 068 5568
Tony Webster 01494 786176

 

Worked example, from my experience phoning around insurers in January 2003:

My details: 32year old professional, married (wife as named driver). Full, protected, no claims bonus. Off street parking in central London postcode. 1996 MGF 1.8i, value approx. 6000. Annual mileage: 10,000. Mods: Air filter, exhaust (power gain <10%), lowered suspension (20mm), uprated brakes.
1. AON 524
2. Admiral + 170
3. Footman James + 227
4. Lancaster + 247
5. Peart Associates + 416
6. Privilege + IN EXCESS OF 500

No quotes due to mods:

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very competitive 530 quote for unmodified car; price quoted was cheaper online than via phone: get quote number online first, and then confirm by phone

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