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Here is a short film made about Silver Shadow 1 tyres, also relevant to pre 1973 Rolls Royce Corniche tyres


When Rolls Royce first introduced the Corniche in 1971 they fitted the same tyres as the early Silver Shadow 1. Both the Corniche and the Silver Shadow 1 fitted 205VR15 tyres until 1973. Here is our Silver Shadow tyres video to give you an idea on the suitable tyres available. There are two truly suitable options of tyre for the pre 1973 Corniche:

Rolls Royce Corniche Tyres

  • The 205 R 15 Avon Textile would be the standard original fitment from Rolls Royce. If it is comfort you are after then the Avon would be the tyre of choice for someone being driven in their Corniche.
  • For someone that is driving their own Corniche, PIRELLI make a 205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 . This would be the choice of tyre for the person behind the steering wheel, it is more of a handling car tyre and no derogatory effects. As a driver of classic cars I would recommend the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ as the tyre I would put on a Corniche.
  • Although it is not exactly the correct size, we do also offer a 215/75 R 15 Hercules Whitewall. They do fit and people are often tempted by it's price, the fact it has a thin white band which can be fitted inwards if you don't want white walls. Though Longstone recommend the Avon or CINTURATO ™, this budget tyre is ideal for a wedding car.
  • In 1995 the Corniche S fitted wider 7.5" rims and changed to wider 225/65 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ tyres.

  • In 1973, Rolls Royce followed the trend and moved to the more modern, low profile tyre size 235/70-15. At the time, Rolls Royce were keen to fit Michelin's asymmetric XVS tyre, because of it's handling characteristics, however Michelin were not keen to support Rolls Royce's very low pressure recommendations.
  • So the post 1973 Corniche was fitted with Avon 235/70VR15 TurboSteel or the 235/70VR15 Avon Turbosteel with a white band as standard and the 235/70HR15 Michelin XVS was an option for those who wanted to improve the handling of their Corniche.

  • Longstone's recommendations:
  • For the driver the Michelin 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS will make the handling as good as you can get.
  • From the passenger seat the 235/70 R 15 Avon Turbosteel offers the softest ride.
  • And Budget tyres for the wedding car, that just needs a tyre with a white band the 235/75 TR 15 Galaxy Whitewall.
  • The Michelin 15/17H will be the best fitting inner tube for these tyres.

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    Rolls Royce Corniche Recommended Tyres


  1. 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72

    Starting at $586.32 $488.60

  2. 205VR15 Avon Turbosteel
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    205 R 15 Avon Textile

    Starting at $527.52 $439.60

  3. 225/65VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    225/65 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at $559.44 $466.20

  4. 235/70x15 Michelin XVS Whitewall
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    235/70x15 Michelin XVS Whitewall
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  5. 235/70HR15 Michelin XVS
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    235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS

    Starting at $586.32 $488.60

  6. 235/70VR15 Avon Turbosteel Whitewall
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    235/70 VR 15 Avon Turbosteel Whitewall

    Starting at $367.92 $306.60

  7. 235/70HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    235/70 - 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $182.95 $152.46

  8. Michelin 15/17H Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 15/17H Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at $47.04 $39.20

  9. Other Options for Rolls Royce Corniche Tyres


  10. 235/70VR15 Avon Turbosteel
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    235/70 R 15 Avon Turbosteel

    Starting at $330.96 $275.80

  11. 235/70 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    235/70 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at $213.36 $177.80

  12. 245/60 R 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    245/60 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at $255.36 $212.80

  13. 235/75HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    235/75 TR 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $199.58 $166.32

  14. Set of 4 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72
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    Set of 4 205 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72

    Starting at $2,199.12 $1,832.60

  15. Jeu de 5 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72
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    Set of 5 205 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72

    Starting at $2,736.72 $2,280.60

  16. 235/70 HR15 Michelin XVS
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    Set of 4 235/70 HR15 Michelin XVS

    Starting at $1,678.32 $1,398.60

  17. 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS
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    Set of 5 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS

    Starting at $1,879.92 $1,566.60

  18. 235/70 r15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    Set of 4 235/70 r15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $621.60 $518.00

  19. 235/70 R 15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    Set of 5 235/70 R 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $772.80 $644.00

  20. 235/75HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    Set of 4 235/75 TR15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $705.60 $588.00

  21. 235/75HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    Set of 5 235/75 TR 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at $882.00 $735.00

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The following video is the Longstone Classic Tyres Team how to use a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow on the autobahns in Germany sporting a set of 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS tyres.


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