Have you talked to your insurance people? Is it going to be hard to get or $$$?
I'm still waiting to see if the guy doing the title is going to issue the Beat a 17-digit VIN...the Beat only has a 10-digit code. The seller has asked the titler what insurance company he recommends, as he also titles Skylines in the US. If I get a 17-digit VIN, I'm going to try to use Liberty Mutual - my current company. If not, I may have to go with Hagerty's or something like that - a classic/exotic car insurance company. Either way is fine with me. I got a quote from Hagerty's - only about $650/yr.
Just wait Matt - Erik will have LHD's available, but probably not for as cheap as I got mine.
I don't think I'm going to be getting a 17-digit VIN issued, so I'm not even going to try getting Liberty Mutual to look at insuring me. I spoke to another US Beat owner last night (CA), and he said that State Farm wouldn't touch the car. He's using Hagerty's, a classic/exotic insurance company. I tried getting insured with them today but did not have good luck. They were all fired up to offer me insurance, and then all of a sudden they said since it was not 25+ years old, I would have to have an insured daily driver vehicle that is 5 years old or newer. That's bull crap. I called back the fellow Beat owner and his is registered as a 1980 Beat. I am awaiting contact info from yet another US Beat owner (FL) tonight so that I can ask him what he did for insurance. I probably blew my chances with Hagerty's, but there are still a few other companies out there I'm going to try. If I have to, I'm going to ask the titler to write it up as a 1981 Beat. I guess everything hinges on what the guy in FL tells me.
I really must get this sorted out by Monday at the latest. I don't want to get the Beat home then not be able to get insured.