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Planning Fire Protection for Your Collector Car

Posted November 27, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Having had the unique experience of driving my Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing out of a burning building, I can add a little advice on protecting your classic car from the threat of fire. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind:

1. Store it with the key in it, or at least readily accessible.

True, a thief could break in your garage or the garage working on your car and steal it, but believe me — when the building is on fire, no one is going to take too long to search for the keys.

Really, these 10 tips are for any precious car, not just classics and collectables.

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Re: Planning Fire Protection for Your Collector Car

11/28/2018 3:21 PM

If you store the car with the key in it there is a very high chance that your insurance company will not pay out on the theft. Check your policy!!!

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