ABOUT US

 

                                 

 

Classic Oils was established in 2002, and since then has matured into a company offering a complete range of lubricants, coolants, fuel treatments, specialist fuels and other liquid loveliness for all classic, veteran and vintage vehicles, including motorcycles, steam vehicles and earlier diesel engines. We like to say that we have EVERYTHING liquid or semi-liquid, for ANY INTERESTING VEHICLE!

In 2010 we opened a retail shop in Aylesbury, which enabled - for the first time - our wide range of products to be accessed and purchased without an appointment.  We added e-commerce to this website in 2011, which enabled online purchasing for the first time.

During the summer of 2015, we opened premises at Bicester Heritage, an ex-RAF site which is now a centre of excellence for classic motoring and aviation. We launched our own label range with 'Heritage 20w50' to celebrate our presence at Bicester, and were appointed Penrite's Master Distributor for UK and Ireland in December 2016.  In February 2017, the business moved solely to Bicester Heritage allowing us to concentrate our stocks and expertise in a single location.

In 2018, the company acquired fuel additive manufacturer
Tetraboost, and announced a strategic partnership with Car SOS's Fuzz Townshend, which included rebranding the company to incorporate his name and image into the logo.

The products stocked by
Classic Oils provide older engines with increased protection levels, more consistent oil pressure and reduced sludge deposits.  Racing engines of all ages can benefit from the latest oil additive technology and the best synthetic blends.  In gearboxes and transmissions, a range of products is always stocked to suit every type of gear design and bearing material.  Most importantly, knowledgeable advice is on hand to discuss difficult lubrication questions, specifically as they relate to older vehicles.

Companies that we are proud to represent include:

  • Fuzz Townshend's Classic Oils* - our own range of oils, anti-freeze and greases including top-selling Heritage 20w-50.
  • Penrite* - Australian manufacturers of a range of very high quality blends, including some broad-spectrum classic multigrades in two varieties for cars with and without oil filtration.
  • Tetraboost* - a range of fuel additives including the only source of Tetra Ethyl Lead (TEL) to raise the octane of your fuel up to 106 if required.
  • Gulf Race Fuels* - World-renown blenders of the world's most famous racing fuels, all fully CO2 offset via Ecologi's certified programme. 
  • Faher* - a Spanish manufacturer of friction-reducing additives, sprays and oils.
  • Morris Lubricants - a Shrewsbury manufacturer of excellent value oil blends for vehicles of all ages and types, including steam oils.
  • Millers Oils - another British company, with a wide range of lubricants including semi- and full-synthetics for classic vehicles and their famous Mini oil.
  • Castrol Classic Oils - still produces many blends recommended by name in the original vehicle handbooks.
  • Duckhams - a brand synonymous with the development of multigrade oils in the 1960's, and still green! 
  • Silkolene - a division of Fuchs lubricants, but has over 100 years experience in producing quality lubricants in the UK. 
  • Red Line - an American oil company, which produces Water-Wetter and excellent synthetic gear oils.
  • Evans - a range of waterless coolants which eliminate corrosion and boiling.
  • Hobbyweld - industrial welding gases without rental contracts, ideal for non-professional users.
* Indicates Brands for which we manage UK distribution; please contact us for wholesale enquiries.

Virtually every product requirement is met by these manufacturers for engine, transmission, dampers, steering boxes, gearboxes, carburettors, 2 and 4-stroke motorcycles, and others. In addition a range of grease products are offered for water pumps, bearings, rubber and other specialist purposes.

You are very welcome to call into our shop or order online or by phone on 01869-227062; or you can purchase from the many Shows and Autojumbles that we attend every year - payment can be made by cash, card or Paypal.  We are VAT registered and VAT receipts are supplied with all internet and shop purchases, and on request at shows.

 

Guy Lachlan
Managing Director, Classic Oils Ltd