Insurance for Older Cars

Peter Best Insurance Services Ltd is an independent insurance broker specialising in classic car and classic motor bike insurance,  with over 30 years experience in the collectable car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle markets. Our classic insurance portfolio has evolved to meet the changing needs of both the traditional and modern classic driver and rider.


Established in 1985 by Peter and Marian Best, the company was set up initially to facilitate the insurance needs of members of the MG Car Club. Being MG owners themselves, Peter and Marian set out to develop specialist car club schemes to accommodate the insurance requirements of a number of the other well known car clubs across the country. For nearly three decades we have built on this ethic of putting customer needs first and providing comprehensive insurance policies suited to your individual requirements.

Schemes, Clubs, Location

We operate from two Essex based offices located in Kelvedon and Maldon.

We look after a wide range of car club schemes, including marques such as MG, Mercedes Benz, Morgan, Triumph, Jaguar and Rover. Equally, classic Land Rovers are a very important part of our business.

Other schemes we currently offer include classic motorcycle insurance and cover for Morris, Volvo, Saab, camper vans, collectable commercial vehicles and kit cars.

Over the years we have forged strong connections with many car clubs. This enables us to offer specialist policies to existing club members, providing they can supply us with their membership details. Please take a look in the useful links section where we have listed some of the clubs’ website addresses, as we are keen to support clubs to grow.

Not Just Classics

Although we specialise in the classic car and motorcycle markets, we are active in most areas of insurance. In recent years PBIS has successfully incorporated additional insurance products which apart from private motor, household and travel include business insurance (shop/office etc.), as well as professional indemnity and liability covers.

For further information on these products please contact us.

Our Staff

PBIS is proud of its enviable position in the specialist insurance market. It is testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff that keeps us competitive, which is certainly reflected in what our clients say about us. Not only do our staff have in depth knowledge and experience of our products but are also encouraged to follow an active continual development programme of training with many already obtaining the insurance industry’s recognised Certificate in Insurance (CII).

Many of our staff and directors are also active classic car owners and drivers, so we have a personal understanding of the challenges faced by classic enthusiasts.