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I'm throwing this out there for discussion for UK R170 owners. Maybe this is not the appropriate board. Just wondering if anyone is planning to hang on to their R170 over the next 4-5 years or beyond? it's creeped to four figure numbers for registered owners. The stats are currently hovering around the 8500 registered vehicles. When I bought mine it was around 10500 licensed vehicles. If the trends continue for the next 4 years we could be entering into 5000 or below licensed territory.

At what point do you start looking at Classic Car insurance?

Any top tips for maintenance beyond the usual annual servicing as numbers get lower, maybe the SLK 200 and SLK 320 owners can comment, since you folks are already into lower numbers.
 

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I aim to have mine as long as I can, till I am old and decrepit. Think my insurance company treats it as an old car but not yet a classic. I only pay £200 a year fully comp on 5000 miles a year.
 

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From what I remember when driving old mercedes insurance companies would insure it as a classic car when between 10-15 years. A classic car policy should give you an agreed value but the downside is that the mileage limits can be fairly low.
 

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Here its 20 years old for "Historic" license plates/insurance. The big downside to this is as mentioned, limited mileage and that limits destinations/outings, Doubt I would ever consider it despite insurance savings.
 

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In the US the classic insurance starts at 19 years. My 00 is on my classic policy now and my 01 becomes eligible in October.
In my case, I already have Havgerty Classic Insurance on my '32. (25k). Agent had me take tons of pictures and production numbers to show that it is a limited production car. I won't be buried with it, but it will not be sold!

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In the UK the figure shown in 'how many left' may not be the total number. There are instances of vehicles being registered by local offices slightly differently so that the same model might appear in more than one list.
 

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The https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=✓&q=slk is a great website for drilling down for various stat's on cars.
Every quarter when the new figures come out, always brings up more discussion on our 406 Coupe Forum..
At what point do you start looking at Classic Car insurance?
If You go to companies like "Adrian Flux Insurance" and "Chris Knott Insurance" they will give discounts for belonging to a Car Forum, plus happy to except modified cars.. :tu:
But the main thing they offer is an agreed value on Your SLK, which if You own a pristine example and have spent £1000's in renovation, might stop the car being written off with one minor knock..... :|
 
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