Penrite is proud to be one of the few companies with a complete range of products specifically designed to meet the original requirements of classic, veteran and vintage vehicles, but utilising the very best of modern oil technology.
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Some modern lubricants may contain ingredients that can have an adverse effect in many older vehicles. This includes the use of white metals such as brass & copper in engine designs, as well as some of the early types of lubrication systems, which are not compatible with the additive packs of modern lubricants. Therefore, these vehicles require specialised lubricants.
Penrite Classic Engine Oils
Classic Engine Oils are a range of premium mineral, multigrade, full zinc, low detergent engine oils designed specifically for petrol and diesel fueled cars, trucks & motorcycles manufactured between 1950 and 1989. Classic Engine Oils feature a double layer of engine protection with Full Zinc formulations and increased operating temperature viscosity over standard multigrade engine oils. They are suitable as replacements where monograde SAE 30 (Classic Light), SAE 40 (Classic Medium) or SAE 50 (Classic Heavy) grade engine oils were originally specified by the manufacturer. They also contain a tacky additive that allows the oil cling to internal parts of the engine, for increased storage and low usage protection.
Classic Light 20W-60
Classic Medium 25W-70
Classic Heavy 40-70
Classic Mini 20W-50
Classic Triumph 20W-60
Classic 20W-50 (Europe & USA Only)
Penrite Shelsley Engine Oils
Shelsley Engine Oils are a range of premium mineral, full zinc, very low detergent engine oils designed specifically for petrol, kerosene and diesel fueled vintage, pre-war and post war cars, trucks, buses, tractors & motorcycles manufactured between 1920 and 1950. They feature a double layer of engine protection with Full Zinc formulations and increased operating temperature viscosity over standard SAE grade engine oils. Their multigrade formulations are designed specifically to replace original SAE 30 (Shelsley Light), SAE 40 (Shelsley Medium) & SAE 50 (Shelsley Heavy) monograde engine oils. They contain a tacky additive that allows the oil cling to internal parts of the engine, for increased storage and low usage protection.
Shelsley Light 20W-60 (Replaces SAE 30)
Shelsley Medium 25W-70 (Replaces SAE 40)
Shelsley Heavy 40-70 (Replaces SAE 50)
Penrite Heritage Engine Oils
Heritage Engine Oils are two monograde, non-detergent engine oils developed specifically for vintage & Edwardian vehicles manufactured prior to 1920. LTM SAE 30 (Light to Medium) and MTH SAE 50 (Medium to Heavy) use premium quality base oils combined with a specialised additive package to suit these very old machines. They contain a tacky additive for increased storage protection.
Heritage LTM SAE 30
Heritage MTH SAE 50
Modern Classic HPR Range
HPR Premium Mineral engine oils are suitable for many modern classics especially where those vehicles are either driven daily or used in competition and / or where a later specification and higher detergency level is required. HPR 30 replaces SAE 30 grade oils, HPR 40 replaces SAE 40 grade oils and HPR 50 replaces SAE 50 grade oils. These oils are also suitable for older motorcycles requiring these viscosity grades for road or competition use.
HPR 30 (20W-60, SM/CG-4, ACEA A3/B3)
HPR 40 (25W-70, SL)
HPR 50 (40-70, SL)
Running In a rebulit Engine
Should you decide to rebuild your classic, veteran or vintage engine, Penrite 10 Tenths Running In Oil will ensure that your engine gets the proper bedding in of camshaft, lifters, followers and piston rings to last another lifetime
Running In Oil 15W-40
Penrite recommend "The Right Oil for the Right Application".
To help select the correct product for your Classic, Veteran or Vintage vehicle, The Penrite Recommendation Guide has a special section for pre-1970s vehicles and equipment to assist you in finding the correct product solution to keep your classic vehicle on the road for many more years to come!
To find the right engine oil, transmission, brake, steering, suspension fluid, grease or coolant for your vehicle, please visit the Penrite Lube Guide by clicking on the following link.
Penrite Pre-70's Lube Guide