Discover more about classic cars…
The allure of classic cars is timeless, the golden age of automotive design. These vintage masterpieces, with their intricate details and storied pasts, captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether it’s the rumble of an old engine, the gleam of chrome from decades past, or the artistry of hand-stitched interiors, classic cars are more than just vehicles – they’re a testament to engineering feats and cultural milestones. Dive with us into the fascinating world of classic automobiles, where history and passion intersect on four wheels, and where their future with sustainable fuel resides.
Your classic car questions answered.
Are classic cars ulez free?
For your vehicle to be ULEZ exempt it has to either:
1. Built before 1 January 1973
2. Over 40 years old that are registered with the DVLA in the ‘historic vehicle’ tax class
Can classic cars use ethanol-blended fuels?
Ethanol-blended fuels, like E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline), can be used in many classic cars, but there are concerns about ethanol’s potential to damage rubber and certain metal components in older vehicles. Always consult the car’s manual or a classic car specialist before using ethanol blends.
When using SUSTAIN Classic fuel you don’t have that worry with 0% (<1%) ethanol content it’s the perfect match for your vehicle.
Can classic Minis run on E10 petrol?
While many modern cars are designed to run on E10 petrol, classic Minis, especially those manufactured before the 1990s, might not be fully compatible with this fuel due to the ethanol content.
The SUSTAIN Classic fuel range however has been designed specifically for our vintage vehicles.
What issues might arise from using E10 in a classic Mini?
Ethanol can be corrosive and might degrade certain rubber and metal components in older vehicles. There’s also the potential for ethanol to attract water, which can lead to fuel system contamination in classic Minis.
Will my classic car be affected by using sustainable fuel?
The elements traditionally associated with bio (ethanol) are are removed in the production process, so your car should experience no negative effects. The complete molecular restructure of the production of the fuel is perfectly suited to the classic engine.
What fuel do classic cars use?
Most classic cars run on modern unleaded gasoline, though some may require adjustments or additives to ensure the engine runs smoothly without the leaded gasoline it was originally designed for.
All the SUSTAIN Classic range contain multifunctional/premium additives as standard already added to the fuel.
Why can’t you use leaded gasoline in classic cars anymore?
Leaded gasoline has been phased out in many countries due to environmental and health concerns, as lead emissions from car exhausts can be harmful to both the environment and human health.
Can classic cars run on biofuels?
What types of biofuels might be suitable for classic cars?
Ethanol and biodiesel are the most commonly available biofuels. Classic cars running on gasoline might be able to use a blend with ethanol, while diesel classics might consider biodiesel options.
Are there benefits to using biofuels in classic cars?
Can biofuels affect the performance of a classic car?
The performance impact varies. While some biofuels can offer similar or even improved performance, others might reduce power or fuel efficiency.
Why would classic cars need fuel additives?
Classic cars were designed and built in an era with different fuel formulations. Modern fuels can sometimes cause issues in these older engines. Fuel additives can help address these incompatibilities and protect the engine.