Set of 4 165SR400 Michelin X
The first radial tyre was 165SR400. Michelin started to produce radial tyres 165SR400 Michelin X in the 40's. 165SR400 is the tyre fitted to the Citroen Traction Avant. Because of the ground breaking performance that was offered by the new 165SR400 Michelin X tyres many other car manufacturers had their heads turned and started to move onto the same radial tyre technology.
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165SR400 Michelin X
The following cars fitted 165SR400 Michelin X tyres:- Citroen Traction, ID & DS. Lancia Aurelia & Flaminia and Alfa Romeo 1900, 2000 & 2600. However many other cars such as 250 Ferrari and Aston Martin 2/4 would have 400mm wheels produced for them so they could fit 165SR400 Michelin X tyres. So in the 50's you could well see a Ferrari 250 racing on a set of 400mm Borrani Wheels fitted with 165SR400 Michelin X tyres.