JCW insurance help please
Hi everyone, hoping for some advice on where to proceed with insurance issues..
I already own a MINI Cooper r50, my son wants this car now and i said he could have it when i find a Cooper S.
Anyway, i've put a deposit down on a 2005 R53 JCW210 , all the correct parts and a certificate of authenticity to prove. This is a dealer fit upgrade, done 2 years after the car was first registered.
The sticking point is the fact that it comes up as a standard Cooper S on Hastings database, no amount of explaining to them seems to get past that point. The guy on the phone eventually came back saying i need to get DVLA to change the database to show it as a JCW.
I know other JCW owners have had similar issues, thing is i already have 2 cars insured with Hastings with mirrored NCB, If i go to a more understanding insurer, then i probably won't be able to use that NCB.
I don't know how easy it would be to get DVLA to change the database, need to be able to sort it out by Friday 18th January, as thats when i'm picking the car up.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks