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The 8 most unusual insurance requests made by high net worth customers

A household name insurer looking back over the last ten years, Aviva has listed its strangest claims and requests for insurance cover from its high net worth customers, including an ornamental Ferrari, a 72 foot dinosaur and a pesky badger!

Aviva has been asked to insure:

  • A 1970s Ferrari F1 car, still in full working order but kept on a plinth in a hallway in the house.
  • A life-size fibreglass model of a brontosaurus.
  • A decommissioned MIG fighter jet kept in the back garden.
  • A French holiday home let out for a week-long nudist convention.
  • An entire garage converted to house a collection of 1950s American petrol station memorabilia.
  • A £200k collection of 1st edition James Bond novels.
  • A country house taken over by a film crew and turned into a haunted house.
  • A £700k mint condition vintage Star Wars collection, most of which is still in the boxes.

Aviva insurance claims:

  • Badger ate my swimming pool - Claim for damage to the lining of a swimming pool which had been chewed and scratched by a badger. The customer sent the insurer the badger fur retrieved from the filter, as evidence.
  • Harpoon gun sparks claim - A customer was modifying the pressure on the harpoon gun he used for scuba diving when it unexpectedly went off, launching the spear through the bedroom wall and fusing the electrical wiring.
  • CarCoon saved my car - A classic car had a lucky escape when a ladder fell on it while in the owner’s garage. Fortunately, the precious vehicle was kept in a plastic air-filled bubble called a CarCoon, which protected it from any damage.

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

Stuart.belbin@ascendbroking.co.uk  |  Office: 01245 449067

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