Far Out Friday: How much would it cost to insure James Bond?

Far Out Friday: How much would it cost to insure James Bond?

Far Out Friday: How much would it cost to insure James Bond? From the industry with love: as a tribute to the new James Bond film Spectre, professional underwriters in the UK have attempted to calculate how much it would cost to insure the famous spy’s myriad of sports cars.
 
Needless to say, Q would not be thrilled by the sum.
 
In looking just at the cars that Daniel Craig’s Bond has driven, it estimates:
  • The Jaguar C-X75 would cost about $264,000 to insure, for a potential payout of $1,600,000
  • The Aston Martin DB10 would cost about $43,000 to insure, for a potential payout of $1,200,000
  • The Land Rover would cost about $19,000 to insure, for a potential payout that could exceed $75,000
  • The Range Rover would cost about $23,000 to insure, for a potential payout of $201,000
 In total, agent 007 could be looking at about $3.2 million in annual insurance premiums – that is, if he could even find someone willing to provide him coverage. Kwik Fit Insurance Services, admittedly, would not.
 
“We’re sure the right insurer is out there for James, but given his track record and the, shall we say, specialist nature of his cars, we will politely decline,” Stewart Barnett, marketing director with Kwik Fit Insurance Services, told the Coventry Telegraph.
 
Barnett says that he appreciates Bond’s services to Great Britain, but “when it comes to insurance, they’re a bit too risky for us.”

All currencies were converted from GBP using www.xe.com on 05/11/2015.
3 Comments
  • Car Bore 6/11/2015 10:02:19 AM
    Given that both the DB10 and the C-X75 are prototypes that aren't going into production you would think that the rates charged would be fairly similar. I can only assume that the Jaguar is rated significantly higher as it is the villains car. Unfortunately Hollywood has taught us that the bad guys cars generally don't survive.
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  • Steve Clancy 6/11/2015 10:52:44 AM
    Insurers would be apprehensive of the spectre of future claims. Cmd Bond has a poor, live and let die, attitude to driving. It scares the living daylights out of underwriters, who think the sky would fall due to the large quantum of losses. In any event, he would need a commercial motor policy as he does much of his driving on Her Majesty's secret service. Territorial limits would need to be significant, as the world is not enough.
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  • Norman B 7/11/2015 1:38:32 AM
    Great work Steve - although it's always nice to have a flash car as you only live once. Oh, hang on...
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