Dare I say it but as your car is a custom build its a custom car and as such you can get very competitive insurance in this circle.
You can say that again! I've always been amazed at how some of the Mopar Muscle crowd keep their cars insured - with nearly all of the bodywork in fibreglass, a tubular chassis, and engine, transmission, suspension and running gear all from different sources, and they still get to keep their original identity - 1971 Dodge Challenger - and registration (K plates).
The kit car field is a nightmare in comparison - the DVLA have got the specifications so stitched up that all you can build is a bloody 7even clone. According to their "radically altered vehicle" rules, none of us should be on the road, as we don't have enough points to retain our original registration. So we should all be submitting our cars for SVA (soon to be the more expensive IVA), and failing because our cars were designed for the roads of yesterday, not the nanny state of tomorrow...
As you can probably tell I'm not overly enamoured of the process. The whole kit car market is full of "can't do" attitude. I go to Stoneleigh every year, but I wonder why I bother - its certainly not to look at the latest replica Ferrari based on a MR2 chassis
I'd much rather my Nova be referred to as a custom car rather than a kit (the only part of the original design is the body, and that is unstressed instead of semi-monocoque). Yet it still gets called a kit car. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I can still get insurance at a reasonable rate...
Sorry, I'm ranting again. You'll have to deal with this too Philip, when the so-called marque "experts" start wittering on about how its an original Factory car, and they won't believe you built it yourself - it will
happen, just you wait and see!