Preserved Vehicle Insurance Schemes

Classic Preserved Bus Insurance (with optional Breakdown cover)

In a unique partnership with Chaucer Insurance we are pleased to be able to offer exclusive preserved bus insurance quotations with optional UK Breakdown Roadside Assistance and Recovery.

Chaucer's preserved bus policy is the most well known in the market offering tailored insurance cover and has uniquely been available through Rigtons since 2008. Whether you own an AEC Routemaster, a Bedford OB, or a Leyland Olympian, if you are looking for preserved bus insurance this has been the policy of choice for enthusiasts for nearly 20 years.

Typically we quote for:

  • Preserved buses, coaches, military vehicles and commercial vehicles of any age and value, including single/ double deckers (including open top)
  • Social Domestic and Pleasure Use
  • Private Hire Use
  • Promotional Use
  • Converted & modified vehicles

We can cover your pride and joy whether used for Social Domestic & Pleasure use at rallies (including occasional private hire use), or a full annual Private Hire policy for tour operators and classic bus hire businesses.

Similarly, if your vehicle is in the process of restoration or safely housed for the off-season, we can offer Laid Up Fire & Theft cover at a discounted premium.

You can benefit from multiple vehicle discounts if you own two or more vehicles, with larger discounts available for collections.

Policy covers can include:

  • 'Any Driver' cover with wide age limits
  • Third Party Liability cover where RTA applies
  • Ability to extend a SD&P policy for private hire use on a daily basis (ideal for one-off / occasional private hire use!)
  • Cover for modified vehicles used for promotional events / advertising
  • Agreed value cover
  • Free bus services cover

We can often quote a bespoke rate for vehicles that have been modified from their original design, recent examples include a mobile museum, community outreach buses and motorhomes.

As a specialist broker we can often arrange cover for younger and older drivers, drivers with convictions, and drivers with previous claims.

UK Breakdown Roadside Assistance and Recovery is available as an optional policy to all of our clients and cover does not have to be concurrent with the main classic preserved bus policy. The provider is Call Assist, a specialist vehicle recovery agent who boast over 1,500 recovery agents working 24 hours around the clock. This breakdown policy provides up to £15,000 cover and up to 6 call-outs in the policy period.

To obtain a bespoke quotation please contact a member of our friendly and experienced team today who will be happy to discuss your requirements. We can often quote over the telephone in a matter of minutes and if you were to proceed we can send all your documentation to you immediately by email.


Telephone: 01943 66 2345
Enquiry Form: Preserved Bus Enquiry Form