A new poll carried out by Duckhams’ valued partners, The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) indicates that interest by the British public in historic cars, motorcycles commercial, vehicles and buses has grown since this audience were last polled in 2016. Then the survey indicated that just over 8 million people had an interest in historic vehicles, but this new survey shows that number has grown to nearly 10 million.
One of the many exciting exhibits that caught the Duckhams team’s eye at the recent NEC Classic Motor Show was this charming Lambretta racer. The two wheeled Italian masterpiece features Duckhams Clubman Cup livery and even a period Duckhams oil tin form the early 1960s strapped alongside the spare wheel.
At the NEC Classic Motor Show, the Discovery Live Stage was hosted by Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead from the TV show “Wheeler Dealers”. The main feature however was the live rebuild of a 1951 Riley RMA, carried out by the workshop and technical team from Practical Classics Magazine. The challenge was to complete the rebuild in front of the audience on stage, across the three-day event and to drive it off and hand it to the new owner before the close of the show.
Please see the selection of Duckhams classic engine oils below.
Classic and Vintage vehicles require markedly different lubricants than modern passenger cars, but don’t worry we will have the correct oil grade for your car, guaranteed.
If your classic has a full-flow oil filter fitted (i.e. a disposable cartridge or spin-on filter as with many post -1960 vehicles), then Duckhams Classic Q 20W-50 is the mineral oil choice for your car. Duckhams Classic Q20W-50 was the period manufacturer recommendation for the vast majority classic marques. If your classic car handbook specifies a 20W-50 grade, then Duckhams is the premium choice.Purchase Classic Q20w-5010w-40 being launched in April 2019.
Vintage vehicle applications.If your car has a strainer-type filter, predominantly found on older and pre-war vehicles, and has not had a full flow, cartridge or spin-on type filter retro-fitted, then your choice is Duckhams Classic SAE 40 (for summer) or SAE 30 for winter. These low detergent monogrades are also the choice for many classic air-cooled engines such as those found on VWs. Purchase Classic SAE30 or Classic SAE40
It’s not just engine oil we can help you with.Duckhams Classic range also includes gear oils, brake fluid and an anti-ethanol corrosion additive specifically designed to prevent ethanol corrosion protection in classic cars, particularly with the introduction of E10 (10% ethanol-content fuels.Please also refer to our classic product section here