The National Motor Museum has protected its vehicles thanks to a partnership with Lucas Oil.
Additives donated from the Lucas Oil problem solving range help Beaulieu’s workshop deal with maintenance issues each year.
Fuel degradation can be a major issue, especially when draining the fuel proves difficult in so many vintage classics.
Museum manager and chief engineer Doug Hill said: “The quality of fuel in the tanks dips quite quickly.
“It’s often difficult to drain all of the fuel, especially in vehicles in the collection that were built after World War II.
“It’s standard procedure here, to use Lucas Oil’s fuel stabilizer in any car that’s likely to have fuel inside it for a month or more.
“We also use it in any vehicle where we think residual fuel is likely to remain.”
Dan Morgan, sales and operations director at Lucas Oil, said: “It preserves the octane level, ensuring vehicles will re-start after a lockdown without problems.
“For long term lay-ups, such as over wintering, it’s so ideal and so much easier than draining the fuel.”