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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 AM
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Default Ontario Insurance - HELP!

Trying to insure my B10.

So far my ins. broker says NONE of the insurance companies they deal with will insure it because its imported

Classic insurance wont help as I put on 40,000km a year
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:37 PM
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My broker had similar trouble for my B3 and could only get specialty insurance with Hagerty for up to 4000 KM / year and various other restrictions. I'm curious who othes are with.

I'm shopping around now, will let you know if I find anything better.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:32 PM
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co-operators came through!

They insured it without much fuss. 16 other places basically said no.

I feel the rate is favorable and rewarded them with all my business. Can't wait to cancel my old policies tomorrow. Not going to insure my car as a daily driver? Then you don't get any of my insurance business!

Yee Haw. Flying out tomorrow to get the ol girl.
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Glad to hear it and thanks for the pointer to Co-Operators.

Is the car registered / insured under the Alpina VIN? Sometimes I think it would have been easier if I had registered it using the original BMW VIN...
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Car is not in Ontario yet. I am actually at a layover right now flying up to Edmonton to get it. Will spend the weekend there then drive her 1700km home. (not a bad test drive eh?)

Car was registered in Alberta with the Alpina VIN and is insured with the Alpina VIN BUT as a BMW......

Make: BMW
Model: ALPINA

Insured as a 535I. (Insurance asked him... WTF is this car? He says basically a custom 535.... OK, we will insure it as that then... ) No VIN on the insurance card. Insured with co-operators in Alberta.... I think that is partially what made it easy. In fact she gave me a quote of over $1000/yr which I was willing to live with, but once I forwarded the insurance and registration from the PO, the rate went down about 30%. My assumption is this has to do with the fact its insured the same as a 535.

Lol.

So right now I have "temp" insurance to drive it home. I will pick up an in-transit registration permit from Alberta.

Then I get it inspected and voila - it "should" be good to go.

Previous owner said he had an issue with inspecting the brakes though.... The Alpina rotors are thinner than the 535i? I know the shop doing the inspection quite well so I don't anticipate any issues, but we will see I guess.
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