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Old 01-12-2013, 07:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Seems to me that one of the problems owning one of these scarce and therefore collectible cars is that they have "excess" value which the insurance companies won't consider on coverge. I talked to my insurance agent who told me that collision was at the standard compensation scheme, since the cars are not recognized as having extra value. I think that there might be a specialty company where one can claim collectible value?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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If I could find a white one to import I'd have it in a heartbeat regardless of mileage, I'd still keep the Black one though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Really, is it that much of a rare colour?
After giving it some thought, I can only think of 3 Black Insights in the UK - as you know, I have been part of the Insight community since 2003 and have a reasonable knowledge of what is out there. I have seen a UK spec parked in Carshalton years ago, which may now be yours. I know AllFumbs on this Forum has a CVT Japanese import and there is also that eBay seller who regularly fails to draft a convincing advert that would attract a buyer...

I have never come across any other black Insights in the UK on the Forum or in person. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Collector insurance can be had dirt cheap compared to any regular insurance company. And some have no limits on mileage either. Plus, you can insure the car for whatever value you want, and only pay so much per thousand of your determined value. Some of these companies that offer such policies are Grundy Worldwide, Haggerty, J.C. Taylor, etc.... And with many collector insurance companies, the car doesn't have to be 25 years old or older (considered a classic) in order for them to insure it.... (some do.) Call around. One of our rarer first gen insights (citrus, auqa marine blue, or perhaps a super low mile insight,) valued at say $13,500, would only cost $125-$150 per year or so, for full coverage, unlimited mileage and $250 deductable.........I never put this coverage on my 88k mile citrus or this 79k mile auqa marine blue car, as I never put them on the road (just kept them in the garage under the covers as collector cars.....) but this estimate should be pretty close.....

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I heard they made a white one, but only in Japan.. D'oh!
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Interesting. In Wilmington, NC. I have seen Red, dark Blue, Silver, Citrus (mine) and what I thought was a black one. But, the above list called that Quantum Grey Metallic. Sure looked solid black like the picture...
Now I have a question on color. The dark blue I have seen here is like the picture. The one I referenced above that looks black is owned by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Wilmington. At least that is name on the side doors. I have seen it several times. Yesterday heading north of Hampstead I drove with a second one that looked black. It was heading towards Jacksonville, NC. Never seen it before. When I pulled up beside it with the sun on the other side, it looked across the top as deep midnight blue. Did they make a darker blue close to midnight blue? I have not been close enough to the Pepsi car to see if it is closer to a midnight blue than black. They both look solid black from other angles. This second car was missing the right rear wheel cover if the owner is on here and can share their car's history.
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In 2004+(?) the blue color was changed darker.

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Maybe, but that picture looks dark blue. These cars were closer to a solid black. If there was not a known color midnight blue, I will try to get a better look at the one on town.
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It's a pretty dark blue; obviously depends entirely on the lighting.

Unless the cars are repainted, this is what it will be.

It's a pretty stark contrast to the earlier year blue.



The 2001-2003 blue is called "Monte Carlo Blue Pearl"

The 2004+ blue is called "Royal Navy Blue Pearl"
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Ok thanks. These must have been repainted. They both were much darker. I will try sometime to get better look at the Pepsi one...
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