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May 6, 2021

Motul Releases Lubricants Line Formulated For Classic Cars

Motul has just come up with a new line of lubricants designed specifically for classic cars and other collectibles.

The new Classic Line of lubricants are specifically formulated to meet the needs of both established and emerging collector car markets. With vintage vehicles in mind, Motul’s Classic Line combines oils, detergents, and additives that the company has engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

All Motul Classic Line lubricants feature an additive package with high-zinc (ZDDP) and molybdenum (moly) for reduced friction and increased power. The synthetic base oils and adapted detergent levels of each Classic Line formula are further suited to the metals and gasket materials common to each era of vehicle manufacturing; advanced additives ensure that all Motul Classic Line lubricants meet or exceed API standards. The high-adhesion properties unique to the Classic Line also provide for excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and to coat and protect engine internals and running gear during the periods of prolonged storage that collector vehicles often experience.

Motul optimized Modern Classic Eighties 10W40 to meet the needs of forced induction engines common to the decade, and Modern Classic Nineties 10W30 to meet the demands of high-revving engines with more modern valvetrains. Both Modern Classic oils are the first products to offer high ZDDP and moly for “rad” era collector cars from these two decades.

For the new 2100 Classic Oil 15W50, Motul revised its legendary 2100 oil to better lubricate and protect naturally aspirated and forced induction engines with flat tappet cams common to the vehicles in the 1970s and beyond.

Designed for hot rods, muscle cars, and collector vehicles produced after 1950, Classic Oil 20W50 uses an additive package fortified with an ideal ~1,800 ppm of ZDDP. This provides improved protection for flat tappet or high-lift cams and high-performance engines with tighter tolerances and older elastomer gaskets; the medium detergent level also makes Classic Oil 20W50 an appropriate break-in oil for newly refurbished engines.

Straight-weight Classic Oil SAE 30 and SAE 50 are mineral monograde engine oils with low detergent levels, blended specifically for gasoline or diesel four-stroke engines generally produced before 1950.

Setting its packaging apart from other Motul lubricants, the brand’s historical logo returns to these offerings (aside from the Modern Classics oils). All Motul Classic Line Lubricants come in heritage-inspired metal packaging, adding to the collector-oriented experience.

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