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At Footman James we believe that the passion for classics should be encouraged in the younger generation, that’s why back in 2014 we created an insurance proposition for young enthusiasts.

This policy has enabled many young classic owners, to get out and about on the open road and enjoy their classic. The innovative scheme means that young drivers who may have previously struggled to obtain insurance for their pride and joy are now able to do so, subject to a range of qualifying criteria.

Young enthusiast qualifying criteria for 18-24 year olds includes:

* The car must be over 20 years of age;

* The owner must limit their mileage to either 2000 or 3000 miles per year. Vehicles over 30 years of age, a maximum of 5000 miles;

* Young drivers need to have held full UK licence for a minimum of 12 months;

* Maximum ABI group 20.

Club members can get a quote for a young driver's Classic Car Insurance policy either on the Footman James website (Get a Quote Online) or by calling our friendly UK team on 0333 060 4889 (or Request a Callback).

For further questions or information please contact Charley Yates on [email protected]


Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club Ltd has partnered with Footman James who provide an insurance solution that delivers specialist cover for classic vehicles to owners, collectors, restorers, private clients and traders.

Footman James have been providing specialist vehicle insurance for 35 years. They play an active part in the classic vehicle industry, working with over 150 clubs, associations and infinity groups.

Footman James policies have been designed with you in mind, for example their Classic Car and Classic Bike insurance policies come with show and events cover as standard.

You can also further tailor these policies to suit you by choosing from a range of additional options, collectively called FJ+.

Additional options include:

  • Agreed Value: Rest assured in the knowledge that the true value of your vehicle has been settled and agreed at the beginning of your policy. Prices for classic cars and bikes are from £12
  • Nil-Deduction Salvage Retention: If the worst should happen and your vehicle is involved in a total loss claim, this option allows you to retain your vehicle and/or its parts (subject to the salvage category applied) with no additional costs involved to purchase the salvage at the time of a loss (restrictions may apply). Prices for classic cars and bikes are from £15
  • FJ Rescue provided by RAC: Breakdown service provided by the RAC. Pricing for classic cars and bikes are from £40

All FJ+ options can be added to your cover at anytime (certain restrictions may apply). Footman James can also arrange policies for your competition car, kit car and replica car too, as well as classics. They can insure all of these vehicles plus your modern daily driver on one Flex (up to 5 vehicles) or Multi-Vehicle (over 5 vehicles) policy - providing you with just one premium, one set of documents and one renewal date for your fleet of vehicles.

As part of Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club Ltd you are eligible for club specialist rates with Footman James, which include:

  • Cars may be covered from 10 years (drivers over 25/mileage restrictions may apply)
  • Up to 10,000 miles available (driver and vehicle age restrictions apply)
  • Classic policies for young enthusiasts (driver over 18, mileage restrictions apply)
  • Multi vehicle cover for your classic and your modern

Footman James have a full online service where you can buy a policy, renew and access your documents easily on their document portal. You can find out more at

They also have a friendly UK call centre who you can call for a quote on 0333 207 6184


Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

Footman James is a trading name of Advisory Insurance Brokers Limited. Registered in England No. 4043759 Registered Address: 2 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7PD. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. WEGE058.12.13