Custom Gas Pumps are proud and honoured to be offering within our range, the Gulf Oil branded petrol pump display cabinets, wine chiller or fridge.
For us it seemed an obvious progression with Gulf Oil, with its history of oil refining and its hugely successful association with motor racing.
You can now own an iconic piece of automotive history and what better way to display your prized collectables.
The fridge in all of its Gulf glory will also be a great addition to any collector or race enthusiast.
All of the cabinets in the Gulf range are of the same high quality build as our other models and the interiors of the display cabinets come as standard with the iconic beige colour scheme.
· Bespoke hand-made pumps
· Manufactured in the UK
· Galvanised steel panels
· All panels are powder coated
· Stainless steel fittings used throughout
· 18 bottle wine chiller with smoked glass door
· All pumps have lit globes and dial faces
· All display cabinets have lit globes and feature lighting
· Light fittings conform to BS and all lamps used are low energy
· Glass shelves and cabinet doors are made from toughened glass
|Gulf Display Cabinet||£POA|
|Gulf Chiller with Dial face||£POA|
|Gulf Chiller with Cabinet||£POA|
All pumps will be delivered to your door and assembled subject to distance. Free up to a 50 mile radius
Some historical and interesting facts about the brand and the company
The business that became Gulf Oil started in 1901 with the discovery of oil at Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas. The name of the company refers to the Gulf of Mexico where Beaumont lies.
Gulf Oil was a major oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. The eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and the ninth-largest in 1979. Gulf Oil was one of the so-called Seven Sisters oil companies.
Gulf Oil Corporation ceased to exist as an independent company in 1985 however, the Gulf brand has experienced a significant revival since 1990, emerging as a flexible network of allied business interests based on partnership, franchises and agencies.
Gulf Oil was most synonymous for its association with auto racing, as it famously sponsored the John Wyer Automotive team in the 1960s and early ‘70s. The signature light blue and orange colour scheme associated with its GT40 and Porsche 917 is one of the most famous corporate racing colours.
Much of its popularity is attributed to the fact that in the 1971 film Le Mans, Steve McQueen’s character, Michael Delaney, drives for the Gulf team.
The Gulf brand in the UK is franchised by Gulf Oil International to the Bayford group which specialise in operating service stations on minor trunk roads in rural areas. Bayford supplies about 185 Gulf-branded filling stations in the UK, all of which are independently owned. The Gulf filling stations provide outlets for Gulf-branded oils and lubricants.