CLASSIC CAR MAINTENANCE

Project Shop are proud to have formulated their classis car service schedules with MOTUL Motor Oils.

Documented annual care ensures reliability, safety and adds to the value of your vehicle.

We’ve Got You Covered

Like us, you want your classic to run reliably and protect your investment. The best way to ensure this is by carrying out an annual service. We have become so used to covering 20,000 miles in modern vehicle before we even think of an oil change, we forget that a few years ago service intervals were as frequent as 3,000 miles or six months.

It is also a fact that cars manufactured before 2000 require comprehensive servicing. Modern vehicles simply require an oil change and worn out components replacing. Every vehicle in classic use will benefit from a professional annual service.

Manufacturers Service Schedules are not fit for purpose. They were developed in anticipation of the cars being used daily. Today statistics reveal that the average collector car is used thirty-two days a year. Ironically, long periods of inactivity put a greater strain on a car’s components than when it is used regularly. That is why MOTUL’s 20W/50 Classic Oil contains a ‘tackiness additive’ so the oil clings to the engines components whilst it is not in use.

With so many different classics a ‘one size fits all’ schedule is almost impossible. However with minor adjustments for fuel injection, electronic ignition and air-cooled vehicles it is possible to make a comprehensive list of work which should be carried out every year.

With experience gained maintaining over a thousand different vehicles, Project Shop has developed the following Service Schedules for vehicles in classic use. We also have specific knowledge on almost every classic vehicle in the UK, so we can adjust the list for a specific make or model.

Annual MOTUL oil and filter changes to keep your engine healthy

All fluids checked and replaced on time maintaining reliability

Chassis lubrication keeping components fresh

Components checked for damage/ware to keep you safe

Engine tune up for better performance and economy

Annual MOT or safety check for peace of mind

CORRECT MOTUL 'TOP UP' to keep you moving

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Classic Project Shop

 

Unit E4 Telford Road

Bicester

OX26 4LD

Fixed Price MOTUL Service Schedules

Classics with Carburettors

A fixed price MOTUL service schedule for all water-cooled cars with carburettors including: Jaguar, Bentley/Rolls Royce, Triumph, Lotus, MG, Ford, BMC and Land Rover

Air Cooled – VW & Porsche

With well over 300 classic VW and Porsche cars serviced to date Project Shop know how to keep your air-cooled classic in perfect order with our fixed price MOTUL service schedules

Fuel Injected Classics

A fixed price MOTUL service schedule for all water-cooled collectors cars with fuel injection including: Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Lotus and Range Rover Classic

MOTUL Fluid Changes & MOT’s

Different Classics Worked On

Unique Clients

Years in Business

Brake & Clutch Fluid

Brake and clutch fluid should be changed every 2 years regardless of mileage as it takes on water from the atmosphere

Engine Oil Change

If you can’t do a full service fresh oil and a new filter should be your absolute minimum maintenance each year.

Coolant Change

Fresh coolant helps prevent against silt and corrosion clogging up your radiator. It needs changing every two years regardless of mileage.

MOT & Safety Check

MOT’s are not a legal requirement for most classics, but they are important. Find out why not having one puts you at risk of prosecution.

Choosing the right oil

For nearly 90 years oil was all about making sure that the metal parts moving about in your engine slipped over each other and didn’t ware out. In the last 20 years oil technology has become all about lowering emissions, improving fuel consumption and prolonging the service cycle. Todays oils are way too thin and won’t protect the ‘right bits’ in your classic engine.

MOTUL’s classic range is a modern formula of their traditional recipe. They are specially blended for cars in classic use, which is why MOTUL and Project Shop are such a perfect fit and why they are the best lubricants for your cherished car.

Why Project Shop partners with MOTUL

 

MOTUL have been at the cutting edge of oil design for the last 167 years. They were:

  • The first company to develop multi-grade oil in 1957
  • The first lubricant manufacturer to develop a semi-synthetic in 1966
  • They were the first across the line with a fully synthetic oil in 1971 using technology derived from the aeronautical industry.

MOTUL continue to develop historic oils that are so highly regarded they are found in cars competing in the Historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, Goodwood Revival and support classics across the racing scene.

For road use they have a formidable four-product range that, combined, are perfect for over one hundred years of motoring. With the addition of their Racing Formulas and Modern Oils, there is no other lubricant manufacturer with a wider range of quality oils.

Customer Recommendations

  • Driving Puff yesterday was amazing - she felt like a new car again. Thanks to all the guys who have worked so hard to make this dream of mine a reality. And Puff thanks you too!

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    Bron Burrell
    06/01/17

    I can’t recommend Project Shop highly enough and have used them multiple times in the past 4 years. Highly experienced classic car mechanics/engineers with a can do approach and encyclopaedic knowledge of how to repair/fix any problem – this is so critically important, is virtually impossible to find these days and saves time and most importantly money. Very reasonable hourly rates when you consider what you are getting and they seem to actually care about the car a great deal. All aspects of a project are discussed in detail before any actual work/repairs are commenced and the customer is kept regularly informed, the communication really is excellent. You are invited to visit and inspect the vehicle for yourself if an when an issue crops up and are made to feel most welcome not to mention the invaluable advice given on how to best maintain your vehicle moving forward. Without doubt one of the best classic car specialists in the country.

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    Richard Chamberlain
    29/10/20
  • Project Shop rebuilt my Triumph TR6 chassis and body, which was an extensive job as it was a wreck. Several other workshops had looked at it and declined to take it on, but Simeon and his crew took a different viewpoint. I now have a car body and chassis, that although are 49-years old, the whole thing looks brand new. The attention to detail, and the efficiency with which the work was carried out, was outstanding. Highly recommended!

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    Julian Smith
    11/10/20

    Kind, reliable and so helpful. I had purchased my first T25 camper and they checked it over thoroughly, explaining everything to be done. Simeon was attentive and never made me feel out of place or awkward. Answered all questions and found the best solutions. Personal and caring service and excellent work, even helping me by phone when I was stuck in France with an oil leak! Superb people. Cannot praise their professionalism enough.

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    Catherine Hart
    05/02/17
  • A great bunch of dedicated people who have a passion for cars

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    James Mclernon
    26/06/17

    Had a good look around whilst on a breakfast meeting and was very impressed. Well done.

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    Terry Gilbert
    09/03/14
  • A real delight to find people who love their cars. They have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the past and present issues surrounding the motor vehicle. A welcome change from the motor dealerships that don't care much about "old" only value "new" and think that they part of a car service industry whilst their only concerns are profits and sales targets.
    From my own experience, Simeon and his team are a pleasure to deal with, since I was introduced to the Classic Project Shop my "Aston" has never run so well

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    T&T Cornwell
    22/11/20

    I took my brand new replica vintage car in to the Classis Project Shop for a tune of its carburetors as it wasn't running as well as it should. I was aware of some other niggling problems but took very little heed of them. A very detailed examination of the car was clearly carried out and there were a number of issues discovered. Some I was aware of and others I wasn't. What I got back was a car that was no longer 85% right - it was 100%. This gave me a huge amount of confidence in the reliability and safety of the car going forward. This company is extremely professional, with experienced and courteous staff and represents excellent value. I would certainly very highly recommend them.

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    Eddy Smythe
    09/10/20
  • The quality of the work and the people. Update! Been back again and just as happy. The team is talented and professional. They can have my Classic Mini next. 100% Recommended.

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    Andy Foster
    19/01/20

    Owning a classic car is a combination of excitement, joy, pride and, mostly, frustration. The team at CPS share the first three and help to take the sting out of the fourth. Simeon is always available with good advice, sympathy and a willingness to go the extra mile to keep a car at it's best. His team look after the vehicle as of it is there own, and no detail is too minor.

    A professional and detail orientated team, with extensive knowledge and experience, and a pleasure with which to deal.

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    Mark Beer, OBE
    11/10/20
  • I’ve not, in 52 years of motoring, had better service. Collection and delivery of my car, swift diagnosis and cure with excellent value for money. A group of very personable people who share my enthusiasm for motoring, I’ll use them again without a second thought. Thank you, Guys, I’ll be back!

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    Fab Biker
    11/10/20

    Fantastic bunch of guys, very knowledgeable and professional

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    Phil Davies
    13/01/16
  • Great bunch of lads and only too happy to help and offer advice.

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    Gareth Kerry
    26/06/17

    Good honest old fashioned values. Highly reccomended.

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    Tim Earnshaw
    03/12/13
  • Virtually replaced evety section of the inner bodywork of my Triumph TR6, and parts of the chassis. Didn't muck about, but just got on with it and did a great job. I will always go back there - every time. No question.

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    Julian Smith
    04/07/19

    Did a fantastic job on my Goddess, running like a dream! Really enthusiastic bunch of people who know their stuff. The commitment and customer service is second to none and they will always be my first port of call from now on. Thank you.

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    Steve Dilworth
    16/04/18

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