Agila, the hunt

My 94 year old mother had just given up driving and we plan to sell her 51 plate 1.0 Vauxhall Agila. As the insurance costs £38 a month I propose cancelling it, as we need all the money she has for her care costs and the car may take a while to sell at this time of year. I accept that it is at a certain risk locked in the garage, but think it is a gamble worth taking. My question is, my own insurance covers me for driving other cars. If the insurance on the Agila is cancelled, is it still legal for me to drive - for example, to demonstrate to a potential purchaser? The car is taxed and MOT’d, but I know the police can tell from a reg plate if a car is taxed, insured and tested and might pull me over. Any advice?

Asked on 7 February 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
You cannot demonstrate an uninsured car unless the buyer shows up with trade insurance. My advice is to put it straight through BCA Sure-Sell and realise the money asap. ( It might not make much, but at least that is one problem over. And you save the money of advertising it.
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