For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology.

Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

In this respect, Castrol has created countless product lines from its state-of-the-art UK research facility. It has also been commissioned to develop many specific oils for individual vehicle manufacturers. The application list is truly mind-boggling. While most kit and classic car enthusiasts know that it is vital to match the right oil with the right engine, few can quote the precise pairing with absolute confidence. Fewer still can quote sump capacities or categorically state the correct oil, fluid or grease for the rest of the driveline.

Fortunately, help is at hand. Having re-introduced its classic range of lubricant grades for all cars and motorcycles dating back to the turn of the last century, the classic oils department of Castrol has created an online oil finder tool.

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This tool takes all the guesswork out of finding the correct engine oil for your classic car, containing comprehensive model listings for 81 vehicle manufacturers from 1900 to 1980. It can even tell you the volume needed for a complete oil change, which, of course, you can source directly from the Castrol Classic Oils online shop in a variety of sizes. Prices start at just £8.60 per litre.

Engine oils by Castrol Classic Oils:

  • Classic XL20w/50 premium multigrade oil for pre-1980 cars and motorcycles
  • Classic XL30 premium SAE30 monograde oil for pre-1950 veteran, vintage and classic cars
  • Classic XXL40 premium SAE40 monograde oil for pre-1950 cars and pre-1970 motorcycles
  • Classic GP50 premium SAE50 monograde oil pre-1950 performance cars and pre-1970 motorcycles
  • R40 Power 1 competition SAE40 castor-based oil for race engines

Each of these classic engine oils are specially formulated in the style and viscosities of the original products, albeit enhanced with the latest additive technologies where appropriate.

They use a traditional mineral oil base with a low detergent formulation to protect the seals and internals of your veteran, vintage or classic vehicle.

By using products from the Castrol Classic Oils range, owners of classic vehicles across the globe can continue to use their original handbook recommendations and benefit from Castrol’s ongoing investment at the cutting-edge of lubrication technology.

More from Castrol Classic Oils on 01954 231 668 or you can visit ENDS.