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Can I insure an electric Morris Minor?

I am converting a 1964 Morris Minor to electric, but can't find an insurance company to provide cover. I can get insurance if I leave the car with the petrol engine, but as soon as I mention conversion I get a negative response.

Can you help?

Brian Palfrey

Filed under insurance - Asked by Brian Palfrey (Dublin) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:15

Just moved to Ireland - need car insurance...


I've just moved to Ireland and I will be staying here for about two years, which means I will have to apply for an Irish driving licence. I have a clean Malaysian driving licence, which is five years old. I am 36 years old and female, and I have a car insured in Malaysia that has never gone through any accident claim (knock on wood). I had driven in Malaysia for one year before moving to UK between 2015-2018, and in all those years I only drove when I went home for long holidays.

I have my eyes on a second hand 2012 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol (automatic). I live in a house with two large parking spaces. How much should I expect for first insurance? Or should I just settle on a 2010 1.0 Yaris instead? If I have a budget of €1,200 for first insurance, what's the best car I can get?

Thanks in advance!

Filed under insurance - Asked by Zura Adnan (Cork) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:09

Where to get 24-hour car insurance?

Where can I get insurance for 24 hours on importing a car from UK to Ireland?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Pat Kenirons (Ballinasloe) - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:06

Why do Honda S2000s cost so much to insure?

Why do Honda S2000s cost so much to insure? I'm 28 and have eight years no claims, no penalty points and want to insure myself and my 26-year-old girlfriend (full licence) on the car. All the major insurers have refused to quote for me only, never mind her, and the excess they are  trying to charge me is over a grand. I have just gotten a quote for a Lotus Elise for the two of us for €700! Why is the S2000 so dear?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Ian Higgins - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15

How to sort insurance with US experience?

How do I insure my wife who has been driving on a USA licence for the last year, but is now transitioning to a learner permit as is required by the law in Ireland? Insurance underwriters don't seem to be able to flex to someone who has 17 years driving experience, has been driving an Audi A6 legally for a year, but now is mandated to hold a learner's permit until the mandatory 12 lessons and test is passed.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Paul Schneider (Dublin) - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:58

Insurance cost for learner on 1.4 Peugeot?

What kind of price range would a learner driver be looking at for insurance of a 2013 Peugeot 307 1.4 HDi?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Cathal Flannery (Limerick) - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 08:55

I'm 21 and looking for my first car...

I am 21 and looking for my first car, but I'm a bit lost. A 1.4 would be ideal with insurance and I have about €4,700 to spend. Any advice as to what cars I should be looking for? Rather something that will last me a few years.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Jeff Casey (Limerick) - Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:50

Who will insure a Ford Transit Tourneo?

Who will insure a Ford Transit Tourneo 6/8 seater?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Marie Cunningham (Inagh) - Sun, 01 Dec 2013 16:51

How much insurance will I pay?

I am a 60-year-old male with a clean driving licence and full no claims discount. Can anyone give me a rough estimate what insurance will cost? The car is a 2007 Jaguar XKR 4.2 with 37,000 miles on the clock and a value of €30,000. 

Filed under insurance - Asked by Steve Sredojevic (Carnew) - Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:17

I'd like a sporty diesel for a young driver...

What would you recommend as a reliable sporty diesel car for a young driver and easy to insure?



Filed under insurance - Asked by Eoin Treacy (Cork) - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:59

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