Classic car insurance may not be the first thing you think of when you purchase your stunning ride, but how it should be and learn from this surprisingly casual yet unfortunate Canadian man.
On Tuesday 13 March 2017, Canadian car collector Bert Curtiss had experienced a living hell, losing $3 million in more than 40 classic cars.
Curtiss lost numerous farm equipment, trucks, and vintage cars due to the fire – none of which were insured, with a hefty loss of $3 million.
The barn he kept his multi-million dollar classic car collection erupted in flames Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed.
“It is what it is”, told Bert Curtiss to CTV News Calgary. “I guess I’ve lost 45 years of work.”
Some of the classic cars in his collection had over 40 years of work done to them, valued at hundreds of thousands of hours dedicated to working on them.
Incidents like these remind people with expensive collections the importance of protecting your valuables, because one day you might wake up and lose it all.
Unfortunately for Curtiss, he will not return to collecting cars following the incident according to what he told CTV News.
Moral of the story, if you don’t have insurance on your collection, it might be a wise idea to get yourself covered!