A client drove his 1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet across the Channel to a classic car festival in Northern France.
It was a wonderful occasion made all the better by a reunion with old friends who shared his passion.
On his way home, about fifty kilometres from the ferry, the engine started to make a very unfriendly sound and a minute or two later the car came to a shuddering halt. He tinkered but to no avail.
With the 'Porsche Club GB Insurance Scheme' from Lockton:
He called the Scheme emergency helpline, which is available 24 hours a day in Europe as well as the UK.
Within an hour breakdown assistance was on the scene.
Unfortunately, the problem could not be solved on the spot as it required a replacement part. So we arranged for the car to be recovered to his home in Buckinghamshire. We gave him the choice of delivery to his home or a repairer.
As it was getting late we paid for him to stay the night at a nearby hotel, and then paid for his transport home as well.
With a standard classic car policy:
Breakdown recovery in Europe is unlikely to be covered as standard, nor is hotel or transport cost.