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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by krylon32, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. At Spring Carlisle the Grundy booth was an aisle over. Since I wanted to insure a couple projects I have going ai went over to talk with them. Seems Grundy and Philadelphia have parted ways and Grundy is now in business separately from Philly.

    Anyone know anything further about this and, if possible, can a Grundy rep weigh in on this?

    I've read most of the posts regarding the good, the bad, the ugly, about Philly but I didn't pick up on this latest part I picked up @ Carlisle ....

    Thanks ....
  2. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,708


    The website goes to Philadelphia Insurance - "Grundy Worldwide by Philadelphia Insurance". I had hear a while back that Jim Grundy was trying to get his company back from Philadelphia Insurance, so I too would appreciate the latest update as to the current and future position....
  3. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Has anyone called them?
  4. I did receive a flyer from them at the show but it's at home - sorry ....
  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Can't believe no ones called to speak with someone, instead of trying websites and guessing. I called and spoke with a human. They are separated from Philly. It's taking longer than expected to get back to all GRUNDY. Other than that, Grundy is principal. NOT Philly.

    All you have to do is CALL them.
  6. FWIW, I just renewed my policy, had to make the check payable to Philadelphia Insurance.
  7. I've had nothing but good experiences with Grundy, but I've not made a claim. However, this alarmed me because they could deny most Hot Rods because of this rationale...

  8. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    When I first applied with them, I noted the modifications of my car. In fact, I believe it's required in the application to note that a vehicle is modified. Perhaps the person with that '32 (who is also suspected of lying to Grundy), didn't note the mods to the car. If that's the case, then it would make the policy invalid.
  9. I'm still confused.
  10. Good point. My policy isn't up until August, so I think I'll let it ride and give them a call in check in at the end of the summer.
  11. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head

    I just got my renewal. I says Philadelphia.......
  12. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Why? Have you called them? That should remove the confusion.
  13. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,443


    I just noticed that I didn't have my current insurance card for the hot rod...I must have thrown the new one away & kept the old one...another senior moment. Anywho, I called & got immediate satisfaction with a new one sent via E-mail in a PDF format (i.e. a copy of my current card). The title on the E-mail reads "Grundy Worldwide/ a Division of Philadelphia Insurance Companies." It goes on to say that "If you have any questions about your policy, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-6GRUNDY. / Thank you, Grundy Worldwide." The E-mail was from ""
  14. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,494

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    Just renewed the 37 with Grundy. Check payable to Philly. Stu
  16. Sorry this took so long ....

    OK - just got off the phone with the folks I spoke with up at Spring Carlisle. She is an insurance broker who reps multiple companies, including this new Grundy company (keep reading), Haggerty, and others. There is no difference in price between working with this person or directly with the company.

    Bottom line as I understand it, Grundy Worldwide is owned/operated by Philadephia Insurance Company and they have severed their relationship w/Mr Grundy by not renewing the contract they had previously after its 2 year tenure was up. Mr Grundy, now free to do as he likes, has now formed a new company called Classic Underwriters Collector Car Insurance with a new parent company (underwriter), US Liability & Insurance Company.

    I have given the gal i spoke with @ Spring Carlisle this website as well as Fordbarn and asked if she would do an intro and then a posting, explaining/giving all the particulars of what is going on. Hopefully, after doing an intro, she will fully explain what is happening and this will happen soon.

    As for me, I just got a reup for Grundy Worldwide and I've sent it off to her to see what differences, if any, there are between Grundy Worldwide/Philly and Classic Underwriters/US Liability. I will post anything major here.

    Again, I apologize for the delay ....
  17. lisapaul200
    Joined: May 7, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from PA

    Just shopped for classic ins. Priced Hagerty, Barrett-Jackson, JC Taylor, and State Farm. State Farm blew them all away!! Less than half of all the rest. About $650/yr for 3 cars valued at $290,000.
  18. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    So, let me get this straight. Although it is still called Grundy Insurance, Jim Grundy himself is out of the picture and has another differently named company ? That IS confusing because when we see Jim Grundy on My Classic Cars show he is saying he is Grundy Insurance.

    Am I missing something here ?

  19. LuckyFordGuy
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 269


    Never heard anything still with what they call Grundy hope their are good been their 8 years Rog. Mn.
  20. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I wonder if they could make a bigger mess out of this?

    probably wont have to wait long to find out
  21. .......Can everyone see why I'm confused?:confused: I mean I just saw Jim Grundy a couple of days ago on My Classic Cars (just like you said, Don) and he's pitching Grundy Ins.!
  22. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Probably along the same lines as H.R Block.... Company continues and they retired.... I am sure Henry and Robert can do taxes or investments if they want though...

    Did I help the mess factor?
  23. papastoyss
    Joined: Apr 9, 2009
    Posts: 195


    When was the show taped? Last year maybe?
  24. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    My Grundy renewal came in the mail today. The logo on top of the page says Grundy Worldwide a division of Philadelphia insurance companies. I don't understand why everybody is so worried. The mailing address is in Pa. If I have a problem I'll call the Grundy service rep. I'm not worried at all and I'm saving a lot of money that can be spent on car parts.
  25. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,309

    phat rat

    Yes State Farm is less. The coverage is less also. You have stated value not agreed value. if your agent tells you otherwise he/she's lying or is ignorant of what their selling you. I also find your claim of $650 yearly premium for $290,000 coverage hard to believe. I was paying almost $300 for $25,000 with 6 months driving and 6 months storage when I left them 8 years ago.
  26. .......Maybe, Usually they are showing events from previous year.
  27. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 897

    from arkansas

    I just switched to Grundy because they are also covering my Daily Driver. The poicy states the agency name as: James A Grundy Agency Inc.. The name of issuing company is: Chartis Property Casualty Co.
  28. ........So would this be the new company that Mr. Grundy has started? Does the old Grundy/Philadelphia Co. only have Grundy in the name (bought I assume as part of the sale) and no affiliation at all with Jim Grundy?:confused:

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