Getting a car insurance policy for your unique car

Noémi Hadnagy

Aug 24, 2020

When looking to set yourself up with a new car insurance policy, there are a few ways you can personalise it to suit your individual needs and driving habits.

For example, if you drive less than the Australian average of 12,000 kilometres per year,1 you may benefit from a ‘pay as you drive’ (or ‘pay per kilometre’) policy, which means you could pay less per year based on driving a shorter average distance. This is often appealing to drivers of multiple vehicles who use one car much more often than the other, such as using a regular sedan for day-to-day driving, while also owning a classic car for special occasions.

Another tailored option is a tracking policy, which requires installation of an app or a small device in your vehicle to allow an insurer to collect specific information based on your driving habits. From this, they can hyper-personalise a premium that better reflects your driving behaviour.

As car insurance experts, we want drivers to find a policy that best suits their individual circumstances, which is why we offer a free comparison service to help you look for one in minutes. If you find a policy that you’re interested in, make sure to check the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) prior to purchasing so that you understand exactly what you’re covered for and if there are any exclusions or limits.

But aside from designing your ideal car insurance policy, how about the car that you drive? Many people dream of designing their ‘perfect’ car, be it incorporating features from an old-school Ford Mustang or a classic Rolls Royce. No matter how much we try to look forward with new ideas and concepts, the practice of taking classic ideas and updating them for the modern age is nothing new, especially when it comes to cars.

Iconic models such as the Dodge Charger, Chevy Camaro and Mini Cooper have all been reinvented in the modern era, so we thought we’d have a go at reworking some of our other favourite classic cars.

Combining the past, present and future, we have taken some of the most loved classic cars and re-imagined them as modern vehicles.


The classic VW Beetle has been reinvented many times throughout its long history, before unfortunately being discontinued last year. However, we’ve already brought it back, giving it a McLaren-inspired sports car makeover. The Beetle’s rounded shape is instantly recognisable, but we’ve tweaked this to include some more angular grills, along with a sporty spoiler.

Chevrolet Corvette/W Motors

The Chevrolet Corvette is undeniably one of the coolest cars of all time, especially those old versions from the 1960s. We decided to put a spin on “America’s Sports Car” by seeing how it would look if the Emirati W Motors were to put their high-performance, luxury touch to it.

We’ve sharpened some of the rounded edges to give the Vette a modern sports car look while maintaining some of the classic features such as the white-rimmed wheels and the side stripes.

DMC DeLorean/Bugatti Veyron

The DeLorean always had a futuristic look to it, so it would have to be combined with one of the most cutting edge cars of the modern age, the Bugatti Veyron. Of course, we couldn’t mess with iconic gull-wing doors, and we’ve also left the brushed stainless-steel outer body panels while adapting the body shape and bringing in a splash of colour too.

Land Rover/Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla’s Cybertruck is one of the most hotly anticipated vehicles in the world, with its striking, ultra-angular design a far cry from the classic Land Rover. We’ve merged these two very different looks here by giving the Land Rover the distinctive, chunky, metallic look of the Cybertruck. Unfortunately, we’ve not been able to sort out those ‘armour glass’ windows…

Ford Model T/Mustang

Starting at the very beginning, the Ford Model T marks the invention of the modern car as we know it. While the Model T was a landmark moment in engineering, by today’s standards its boxy body style looks more than a little bit dated, which is understandable considering the last Model T was produced almost a hundred years ago. To bring things up to date, we’ve merged it with one of the company’s most iconic models of recent times, the Mustang, keeping a couple of the Model T’s most recognisable features, such as the grille, headlights and wheels.

We all want what is best for our cars. If you want to make sure you’re able to pay any repair costs for yourself and for others, learn more about car insurance.

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