Classic car insurance customers 'should buy motors in winter'

People planning to buy the kind of motor that generally requires classic and cherished car insurance may find how much they pay depends on the time of year, it has been claimed.

According to vehicle information company HPI, drivers are more likely to bag a bargain during autumn or winter.

The group explained fewer people are likely to be looking for historic motors at this time of year so prices will be lower.

It advised: "Don't buy during the spring or summer when everybody has the bug for open-top motoring or classic car cruising."

However, HPI pointed out the opposite may be true for vehicles that require performance car insurance.

It stated 4x4s tend to be more popular in winter when people want something that can cope with severe weather conditions.

As a result, the company advised people looking for these vehicles to think about buying during summer.

Earlier this month, HPI said used car buyers need to research the market thoroughly to avoid paying over the odds.

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