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    Backford Bloor

    Hi,

    I have requested a quote request form on approx 10 occasion from Backford Bloor but no one has even replied to my emails and no form has arrived

    I have hear good things about them but them failing to even reply to my emails concerns me.

    Has any one else experienced this?

    Paul
    Paul

    DB Replicas build 98 - Dax De Dion
    383 stroker with 408 to 585 bhp (it depends on the dyno used )

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    They seem a bit strange as I also heard nothing from them for a while, and all of a sudden all these threatening letters started arriving. It was their own backlog that had resulted in them screweing up so I had them on the phone telling them to shove the attitude.
    They seem to be a bunch of old ladys sitting in front of a whiteboard set up in grids and all they do is cross reference your age/engine size/value and give you a quote.
    I dont think their IT skills are great as they lost my paperwork as everything gets written down in books (ala Scrooge...big book, feather pen, ink well etc.. etc..)

    Call them, they have one of these new fangled gizmos, called a "tele-phone" with which one can communicate with people across the horizon without flags.
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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Paul

    Ring them, they will give you a quote there and then. :thumb:

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    I phoned for a quote when my insurance was due and they couldn't give me a quote over the phone but they promised to call me back within half hour, i heard nothing. The next day i phoned them again and they had no record of my details so i gave them again and they still couldn't give me a quote but promised they would definately phone back within the following half hour, still heard nothing. I trid the following day and guess what? They had no record of me calling them so i went back to Footman James and got an immediate quote HTH :thumb:
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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Quote Originally Posted by LRdriver
    They seem a bit strange as I also heard nothing from them for a while, and all of a sudden all these threatening letters started arriving. It was their own backlog that had resulted in them screweing up so I had them on the phone telling them to shove the attitude.
    They seem to be a bunch of old ladys sitting in front of a whiteboard set up in grids and all they do is cross reference your age/engine size/value and give you a quote.
    I dont think their IT skills are great as they lost my paperwork as everything gets written down in books (ala Scrooge...big book, feather pen, ink well etc.. etc..)

    Call them, they have one of these new fangled gizmos, called a "tele-phone" with which one can communicate with people across the horizon without flags.

    ROTLMFAO!

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Hi Paul,

    I use BB and the service has been terific. They even waived the fee for an additional driver last year when I wanted my Best Man to drive me to my wedding in the Cob, then sent a nice letter of congratulations & best wishes. At each renewal point they have been informative as to my options and the price has not increased int he 3 years that I have had the car.
    I always call them when I need anything and they always help there and then.



    PS: what did you order in the end?
    Brian
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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Hi Brian,

    Cheers for feedback.

    Dave is starting my build in Jan 06 with it being completed in March 2006 on an 06 plate.

    Going for 383 stroker (450bhp), 17" Halibrands (for ride quality) and normal chassis as I won't be racing it.

    Spec (so far) as follows.

    Dax Tojerio Cobra with Chevy 383 stroker engine with 450bhp
    Battery Isolator switch (in boot)
    Access Panels
    Additional unbraced rool hoop
    Aston 3.5" fuel filler recessed in rear wing
    Badges x 4
    Momo steering wheel (Fighter leather/wood)
    Mercedes Obsidian Black with Mercedes Brilliant Silver stripes and pin stripes
    Grey leather interior
    17" halibrand alloy wheels
    Two tone trim/ Leather tunnel top
    Clear front indicators
    Chrome stone guards on rear wheel arches
    Normal seatbelts (not 4 or 5 point)
    Additional Gauge
    Exhaust Heat Shields
    Door Sill Kick Plates
    Push button engine start
    Clifford CAT 1 Alarm, Immobiliser and proximety sensor
    Stainless steel wiper stalks and 2 additional switches for horn and washers
    Tremec gearbox with diff ratio of 3.058
    Mesh kit, sides, front, air intake, front lower
    Registration as new 06 model
    Leather console steering wheel to to match interior leather
    Cigeratte lighter socket in passenger footwell
    Wet weather gear to fit same studs as tonnau cover
    Paul

    DB Replicas build 98 - Dax De Dion
    383 stroker with 408 to 585 bhp (it depends on the dyno used )

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Sounds great. Where are you getting the wiper stalks from - shinybitz?
    Brian
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    2009 - Interior and Exterior Period Re-style
    2010 - Engine upgrade 400ci Dart Block SBC 502lbs-ft 502bhp
    2013 - Cobra Sold
    2013 - Replaced with another TVR - Griffith 500 SE Number 35 of the last 100 Special Edition Cars

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Quote Originally Posted by wilburn
    Hi,

    I have requested a quote request form on approx 10 occasion from Backford Bloor but no one has even replied to my emails and no form has arrived

    I have hear good things about them but them failing to even reply to my emails concerns me.

    Has any one else experienced this?

    Paul
    I am with Backfords for some six years now. No point in emailing them there will never be a reply for whatever reason!!!??? They tryed to pull a serious stroke last year re increases with Ecclesiastcal Insurance with serious increases re premium u-warsds of 150:00 for no reason whatsoever. I shall be moving away from them at the end of this year as I can reduce my policy premium by around 250. My personal experience and advice dont bother with them, they seem to have moved into the shisters area Osgood

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    Re: Backford Bloor

    Phoned BB today for build insurance, Ive only got about 5k invested so far so thats the level of cover I was after. After a few trips to the back office the woman I was speaking to who "didnt know a great deal about this insurance" came back with a quote of 104.50. I phoned Footman James who asked all the normal insurance type questions, read out the required insurance advice disclaimer and said " that will be 57.75 sir, accidental damage, fire and theft. All in all I was more impressed with FJ's approach and proffesional nature. I will be completing the process and getting my insurance tomorrow, only time will tell if that good opinion lasts if a claim is needed!

    P.S also tried Adrian Flux but they couldnt beat FJ's quote.
    Andy

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