Classic Cars: Fuel Solutions

Owning a classic car is one of the best experiences you can enjoy. Between the restoration process to going on a relaxing ride on the town, there's not much else that tops having one. Granted, with owning a classic car, you do have to ensure you are following proper maintenance and other guidelines to ensure your ride is one that stays with you for many years to come. One of these areas you need to keep in mind is the type of fuel you are using for your vehicle. The team here at Farm Boy Garage is here to help you with the best classic car restoration and provide you with the best tips, with that being said, let's take a look at what you should consider when getting fuel for your classic car.

Modern Fuel

With a modern car, it should come as no shock as to why modern fuel would be the best selection; however, when working with a vintage vehicle, modern may not always be the best choice for a few different reasons. For starters, fuel that contains ethanol can be detrimental to the performance and quality of your car, as most classic cars were made with the intention of lead-based fuel being used. 

Some of the issues that can arise include, corrosion of materials like rubber and fiberglass which are commonly found on vintage cars, rusting of the gas tank, and given that ethanol is not as powerful, you may also run into the issue of your vehicle not running properly due to the lack of power. 


Although modern fuel may not be the best option for your classic car, there are a few methods you can use to help alleviate or outright solve this issue. 

One of the options available to you is using a different type of fuel. One of the best types of fuel you can use for your classic is high octane fuel. This fuel type is typically intended for sports cars and has more power in it than your standard fuel, which is great for your older engines. Do keep in mind that this fuel type does still contain some ethanol in it, which, as we mentioned prior, can lead to some issues if not properly addressed.

Another solution that you have available to you, is quite simply, converting the engine with a modern one that can handle the fuel of the modern day. Granted, our team does understand and highly value the initial interior of a classic car, so this option may not be for everyone; however, it is still a solid solution nonetheless for those wanting to avoid fueling issues altogether. Luckily, our team is well-versed in the process of classic car restoration, so if you need advice, be sure to give our experts at Farm Boy Garage to go over all of the options that you can explore.

Although the solutions for fueling your classic car may not seem as clear and cut as some other aspects of owning a vintage vehicle, it still is an area that is massively important to address, and with the help of a professional classic car restoration business, won't be as difficult to navigate.

Ensuring your ride is getting the proper maintenance is essential for owning a classic. That being said, if you need assistance with the ins and outs of what you should and shouldn't be doing while owning a classic, you have a bad ass team here at Farm Boy Garage who are here to help with all the needs that may arise.

If you'd like to begin the process of restoration or if you are needing some advice on how to get started with the maintenance of your classic ride, reach out to us at our website,


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