Well I collected my car yesterday from Gav's at Unit 4 after a little maintenance and an MOT with every intention of leaving in the garage at home until next month before taxing. However, this spell of nice weather has got the better of me so I will be nipping down to the Post Office at lunchtime to get 6 months tax .
So I guess i need to start thinking about getting it's value agreed just in case. I have probed my insurance company about what i need to do in relation to getting this sorted. Response as below:
"If you would like an agreed value then please provide me with a valuation letter and six photographs. I will need four photographs of the exterior of the car showing each side of the car, one photograph of the interior and one of the engine bay. The valuation letter needs to be from a dealer that specialises in high powered cars or from a lotus garage. This should be on the garages headed paper with a date noted when the valuation was made and state the value of the car in their opinion. If the car value is higher than market value then it would be helpful to state the reason for the high valuation e.g low mileage etc. The dealers will have some guide I think a Glass’s guide is the normal one."
Now I tried glass but for some reason it didn't recognize my car reg, and when attempting a manual valuation it didn't have Lotus as a drop down. So I tried "Which Car" and a low mileage Elise in Excellent condition was sub 8k (shock). Last time I had my car valued must have been 5 years ago by Paul Matty, but I am hoping that I can find a suitable garage a little more local to myself to do an evaluation. I have checked Paul Matty's website and he doesn't seem to have any S1 Elises for my reference. I am hoping to get my value agreed at £12k in light of the fact its low mileage (38k), and I feel its in pretty good condition.
I was just wondering if there are any other S1 owners out there that have their Elise insured for a similar value, and if anybody has any suggestions to a garage in the Derby area that could fit the insurance companies profile that could offer a good valuation
Any help much appreciated