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Type 279/LOW Shield Classic & Vintage car battery.
Hard rubber battery, matching the original manufacturers specification.
Comes in a choice of two different sizes either a 60Ah (Good) and 71Ah (Best).
Supplied dry WITHOUT acid.
Type 279/LOW Shield 12v Classic Car Battery.
New In! The Shield Type 279/LOW 12v Classic Car Battery. When appearance and performance are of equal factors, Shield Batteries manufacture to concourse standards, making them the ideal choice for the classic vehicle owner.
This classic vehicle battery is hard rubber, matching the original manufacturers specification. This 279LOW classic car batteries capacity is 60Ah. Have the ultimate classic car battery, giving the correct period look to your pride and joy.
The Poisons Act 1972 (Explosives Precursers) (Amendment) Regulation 2018 make it illegal to supply a dry battery with acid pack to private individuals without a valid Poisons Licence (EPP Licence) Therefore all classic batteries supplied within the UK will be shipped dry WITHOUT acid.
Please note: Dimensions are subject to a 5mm +/- variation.
Please take carefull notes of the safety instructions.
Founded in 1910 in London, Shield Batteries set out by producing accumulator type batteries then in glass jars. Manufacturing progressed throughout the 1st and 2nd World Wars and then moved onto the production of hard rubber batteries.
Being highly skilled in manufacturing with a long proven track record, Shield Batteries are renowned for delivering the ultimate quality and performance in every battery.
Please note that the data given for all the batteries available on our Website is purely a guide and we cannot vouch for their accuracy.
We receive data from battery manufacturers and this may be subject to change and / or manufacturing tolerances.
By all means, use our suggested battery as a starting point, but you must compare all dimensions, terminal type and polarity against your current battery and satisfy yourself that you have selected the correct battery for purchase.
On 3 April 2018, the Poisons Act 1972 (Explosives Precursors)(Amendment) Regulations 2018 were introduced to make sulphuric acid a regulated explosives precursor. Offences relating to the acquisition, importation and supply of sulfuric acid above 15% weight by weight are effective from 1 July 2018. Offences relating to the possession and use of sulfuric acid above 15% weight by weight are effective from 1 November 2018.
Owing to the legislation above, after 30 June 2018, we can no longer supply a dry charged battery with a separate acid pack to consumers unless that consumer can produce an EPP (Explosives Precursor and Poisons) Licence in person at one of our Battery Centres. This will make it almost impossible for us to legally supply a dry battery and acid pack to someone that has ordered a motorcycle combi-pack or a dry charged classic car battery online.
Therefore all dry charged batteries (motorcycle combi-packs and hard rubber "classic car" batteries, etc) will have to be filled, charged and commissioned either on site or at a third party location close to the destination of the battery.
We will supply the battery in one of the following ways:
1. Filled and Charged at one of Shield’s Battery Centres for collection
2. Supplied dry and the receiver will need to take the dry battery to the nearest location that is able to fill and charge the battery. Note: a Third Party may make a charge for this service
3. Filled and Charged at a Third Party Location for collection
4. Filled and Charged and delivered by one of Shield's delivery vehicles if within their delivery area
As the solution will depend on the customer’s geographical location and specific circumstances, we would need to speak to the customer in order to determine which solution best suits.
NOTE: As the new legislation does not affect business sales, we are still able to supply batteries with acid packs on receipt of a written order on Company headed paper.
If in doubt, please either contact us for assistance or feel free to drop into any of Shields Battery Centres.
We apologise for all the inconvenience that this will cause – this is the result of legislation enacted by the UK Government that affects our entire industry. All reputable battery distributors are trying to work within the framework of the legislation.
Please be aware there is a lead time of 3 - 4 days for these products.
Click & Collect: Please contact us for availability prior to ordering on 03300 412 187