Classic Alfa Tyres
Currently the availability of Classic Alfa tyres is exceptional and as good as it ever has been.
When the Alfa 1900 first came out in 1950, the 165SR400 Michelin X tyre was in production however the likelihood is that the 1900 fitted crossply tyres 130/140X40 Michelin SCSS. Both of these tyres are still in production with Michelin where of course the quality is never in doubt. In 1952 Pirelli introduced the 165HR400 CINTURATO which was a radial tyre designed to offer the progressive handling that was needed for sports cars, and became the tyre of choice with Alfa Romeo on their 1900 model and continued through the Alfa Romeo 2000 and right throughout the production of the 2600 in 1968.
As you can imagine the demand for tyres built to fit on 400mm rim are minimal. Wheels are predominantly made in imperial inch sizes. So for some time now we have to be thankful to Michelin for supplying the SCSS tyres and the famous Michelin X But for ?50s and ?60s sports car owners of Alfa Romeo and Lancia Aurelia & Flaminia the fact that in 2016 Pirelli re introduced the 165HR400 CINTURATO, the only H speed rated 400mm tyre is excellent news. Because, in period, these millimetric radial tyres were of course the tyre of choice so the wheel manufacturer Ruote Borrani started making 400mm wheels for Ferrari 250 GT and Aston Martin DB2/4 & DB4 so they could take advantage of the performance offered by the 165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO too.
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Vintage Tyres Types
At Longstone, classic tyres are available in a wide range of time-honored sizes. The picture above demonstrates the range of classic tires available for sports cars on 16" wheels, such as DB4 Aston Martins & XK Jaguars. The picture shows the period performance-standard crossply tyre that was usual for these cars to be fitted with when they left the factory alongside a selection of radial alternatives; these include some typical genuine classic radials such as the Michelin X and PIRELLI CINTURATO ? .
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Classic & Vintage Car Tyres
If you are not sure which of our vintage tyres you need either read our help page about the various types of veteran, vintage and classic tyres or phone our sales team on: 00 44 1302 711123 for expert advice on the most suitable classic or vintage tyres for your old car.
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Classic Car TyresLongstone Classic Tyres are the distributors for PIRELLI classic tyres, including the CINTURATO ? and P-Zero as well as Michelin classic tyres (Michelin Collection), including the Michelin XWX, Michelin XZX, Michelin DR, Michelin XAS, Michelin ZX, Michelin X, Michelin TDX, Michelin TRX and Michelin TB15, Michelin TB5F & R. We are also able to sell you Dunlop vintage tyres, Excelsior, Firestone, Excelsior competition H, B.F.Goodrich, Waymaster, Avon, Vredestein, Coker, Dayton, Enduro, Universal, Lester, Cheng Shin, Mitas, General, Supreme, Camac, Denman, Lucas vintage tyres, Dunlop Racing vintage tyres, Goodyear, Metzler, Wards Riverside and Ensign.
Longstone Vintage Tyres
Here at Longstone we hold huge stocks to cater for most vintage, classic and youngtimer cars. We have large stocks of
- Vintage Tyres
- Classic Tyres
- Youngtimer Tyres
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Classic tyre FittingLongstone Classic tyres are one of the only companies to offer a free classic tyre fitting service at our warehouse in Bawtry, South Yorkshire. Longstone Classic tyres also supports the Vintage Sports Car Club's speed events fitting tyres around the country, which we believe makes Longstone Classic tyres your only local Vintage tyre fitting service.For information about the events we attend please see the events calendar in our 'about us' section