In a few weeks I will go on vacation in the UK. During that time, I will hire a 1972 MGB GT for 2 days. I gave my deposit to the hiring company and everything was okay until one day the company contacts me saying that their insurance deductible/liability has increased to a few thousand pounds. The company told me that since it's a large sum of money, I shoud get insurance coverage for this, but it is not obligatory. I know that you can get insurance for this with "regular" rentals, you can even have it included on certain credit cards. Usually it is pretty cheap, about 5$ a day.
But now I'm facing a different situation. Insurers can cover the liability for up to 50 000 pounds (which is more than enough in my case), but do not want to insure if the rented car is over 20 years old. I searched around for different companies, and it's all the same. Can someone on this great forum point me towards a place that offers this kind of service? I cannot really afford 3000 pounds in the event of an accident and I don't want to cancel my rental (even if the rental company is very comprehensive and is willing to cancel the booking it need be). Thank you TCL