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UPDATED: Jun 11, 2020

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  • You need liability insurance on your classic car if you drive it on public roads
  • If you do not drive your car, but want to cover it for other possible damages, you may still want to purchase some insurance coverage
  • Many companies offer special coverage options for classic cars

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Since many car owners never actually drive their classic cars on the road but prefer to show the cars off to friends and family, liability coverage is not usually necessary.

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