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Eric Collins, founder of Classic Car Mechanic Ltd warned historic vehicles may soon be “forced” to run on E10 which could lead to disaster for owners. Mr Collins warned the effectiveness of fuel additives with E10 petrol has “yet to be seen”.

His warnings come after motoring groups raised their fears over the risk of damage with the new petrol.

Experts at classic car insurance group Hagerty have previously warned historic models could become damaged when using the new compound.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Collins said: “I wasn’t so concerned [before] because the additive manufacturers would come up with additives.

“They are doing [this] and there are a number.

“But how effective they are, it’s yet to be seen.

“But at the moment I think it’s really bad news for the classic car world.

“They [may be] forced to run on E10, and I think that is very likely.

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“If people aren’t buying E5 at the price it is, they will stop selling it.

“The E10, even with the additives we’ve got, I’m not sure.

“I think we are going to see an increase in the number of faults generated by that new fuel.”

The RAC has previously warned owners of classic cars needed to be “particularly careful” to avoid E10 fuel.

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