More and more people are getting involved in the collector car hobby. Whether it’s rebuilding an old classic, or purchasing the vehicle of their dreams, there are millions of collectible vehicle owners in the U.S. with more added every year.
Most people insure their classic car with their family auto insurer without realizing Classic Car Insurance and Collector Car Insurance from Heacock Classic is able to provide them better coverage (such as “Agreed Value” physical damage coverage) at much lower rates.
We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about the hobby of restoring or collecting automobiles. Our experience shows that true automobile enthusiasts are inclined to take extra care in the way they use, maintain and store their collector cars. As a result, our insurance rates are much lower than the costs of family auto insurance.
The Heacock Classic insurance policy has been customized to define how the vehicle may be used and in some cases, who will operate it. Our standard program is available with various annual mileage options. (1000, 3000 or 6000) We also have excellent rates for racing cars, sports and exotic cars, antiques and classics, and museum collections.
Heacock Classic is a division of Heacock Insurance Group, Inc. based in Sebring, FL. Heacock Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency which has been in business since 1922.
Our Lead Insurance Carrier
American Modern Insurance Co., headquartered in Amelia, OH, is the lead underwriter for the Heacock Classic collector car insurance program. American Modern was founded in 1965 and is licensed in all 50 states, serving more than 1.4 million customers with a variety of specialty products. The company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, and has been named one of the top 50 property and casualty insurers in the U.S. for ten consecutive years by the Ward Financial Group. In addition to its automobile product, American Modern’s selection of recreational offerings includes motorcycle/ATV, boat and personal watercraft, and recreational vehicle coverages. American Modern is part of Munich Re, one of the most diversified and successful reinsurers in the world, with more than $275 billion in assets as of September, 2008.
Our President, Ford W. Heacock III
Ford Heacock III is a serious automobile enthusiast. As a native of Sebring, FL, Ford’s family was intimately involved in the heyday of Sebring’s international sports car races. His grandfather (Ford Sr.) was the first local chairman of the Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance and is a member of the Sebring Race Hall of Fame. After returning to Sebring following college, Ford III, took an active interest in the vintage sports car racing hobby. He founded Sportscar Vintage Racing Assn. (SVRA) a national organization for vintage racing and Vintage Motorsport Magazine. Today, in addition to his duties as President of Heacock Classic, Ford finds time to organize The Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival in downtown Lakeland, FL. He is currently restoring a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster.