High Performance Motor Oil for Classic Cars

Finding good synthetic oil that has the zinc protection classic car owners demand can be challenging.

The crew at Driven Racing Oil has answered the call with their GP-1 line of Synthetic Blend High Performance Motor Oils they are uniquely formulated from Pennsylvania Grade Petroleum, compounded with a high zinc additive package to deliver maximum engine protection.

GP-1 is designed for competition, classic cars and imports. Available in 20W-50, 15W-40, 10W-30, 5W-20, 70 Grd, & Conv Break-In 30.

For more information visit: drivenracingoil.com

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18 Responses to “High Performance Motor Oil for Classic Cars”
  1. William Parker
    William Parker

    shipping costs too high for me to get 6 quarts to try in my classic muscle car

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  2. Craig Bunn
    Craig Bunn

    What is the best oil to use in my 63 Corvette. It has a freshly rebuilt 327/ 300 hp motor. It is a matching number car and I want the oil possible.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Craig,

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the special offer: https://go.ClassicCarRestorationClub.com/C21289

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      Julia
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  3. britishmotorsltd
    britishmotorsltd

    Is this syn oil good enough to break in 1960’s British engines? Jag,TR’s ,MG’S and the dozen’s of other Brit engines.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello,

      Here is what our expert Mark had to say regarding your question:

      “For most engine break ins on classic engines a high-zinc break in oil is a better choice to protect the valve train. (first 500-1000 miles)
      Many enthusiasts also prefer to use conventional motor oils with zinc additives for the first oil cycle from 500 to 3,000 miles.
      They claim standard oils allow the rings to break in and seal better, but we have never tested it, although we do prefer to always run some zinc additives in pre catalytic converter cars.”

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      Julia
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  4. Rick
    Rick

    Is this oil as good as Brad Penn? I have a 70 Z/28 with the original LT1 using a solid lifter cam that needs the zinc protection.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Rick,

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the special offer: https://go.ClassicCarRestorationClub.com/C21289

      Sincerely,

      Julia
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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Roger,

      Here is what our expert Mark had to say regarding your question:

      “Newer engines use roller lifters, where older engines use flat tappet lifters (solid and hydraulic), when oil manufacturers first removed the zinc from oils to help preserve catalytic converters older engines began to tear up the camshafts.
      This was especially true on newly rebuilt classic car engines, as the little bit of cushion the zinc provided was no longer there increasing the wear on the camshaft and lifters.
      In some cases early on, the camshaft lobes were nearly worn nearly completely off before the rebuilt engine got off the dyno.
      Some people claim after break in of 1,000 to 3,000 miles the zinc additive is no longer needed, but we’ve always seen adding zinc additives as an insurance policy against valve train wear.”

      Sincerely,

      Julia
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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Dave,

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the special offer: https://go.ClassicCarRestorationClub.com/C21289

      Sincerely,

      Julia
      Classic Car Restoration Club Video Membership

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  5. Rick Baker
    Rick Baker

    I was expecting a test or at least specs, not a sales pitch! I am using Redline Oil which is full synthetic and also has a high zinc additive for classic motors. It is available on Amazon with free shipping.

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