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AC Cobra

  • The AC Cobra fits a wide range of tyres, the original fitment was a 185-15, alternatively a 205/70-15 could be fitted.
  • The original tyres for a standard AC Cobra would be a 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67. It is a perfectly high-performance period tyre that can handle the power and give progressive handling.
  • For these tyres we recommend the Michelin 15F inner tube.
  • The best road tyres for an AC Cobra with wide wheels would be 205/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12 or 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12 on the front and the 255/60 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12 on the rear. After all this is what the Lamborghini Miura fitted to it's SV models.
  • The AVON CR6ZZ series offers a wide range of road/race tyres, developed as a classic race tyre, offering progressive handling in all weather conditions.
  • B F GOODRICH RADIAL T/A TYRES have the iconic raised white lettering, typically suiting muscle cars from the '60s and '70s, also popular on AC Cobras with 15" wide wheels.
  • For the Cobra owner with 16" wheels, these Michelin Pilot Sport tyres offer a perfect fit.
  • If you are unsure about which inner tube you need, or whether or not your tyres require an inner tube, see our handy Inner Tube Guide for more information.

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    AC Cobra Recommended Tyres


  1. 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  2. Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at €24.84 €20.70

  3. Other Options for AC Cobra Tyres


  4. 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    205/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €316.02 €263.35

  5. 215/70 WR 15 Pirelli Stelvio
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    215/70 WR 15 Pirelli Stelvio

    Starting at €647.22 €539.35

  6. 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €412.62 €343.85

  7. 215/70WR15 PIRELLI P5
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    215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5

    Starting at €357.42 €297.85

  8. 205/70WR15 PIRELLI P5
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    205/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5

    Starting at €274.62 €228.85

  9. 255/60WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    255/60 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €523.02 €435.85

  10. 255/50 YR 16 Pirelli P-Zero Asimmetrico
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    255/50 YR 16 Pirelli P-Zero Asimmetrico

    Starting at €525.78 €438.15

  11. 225/50YR16 Pirelli P-Zero
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    225/50YR16 Pirelli P-Zero

    Starting at €369.84 €308.20

  12. 205/70 ZR 15 Pirelli P4000
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    205/70 ZR 15 Pirelli P4000
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  13. 215/70ZR15 Pirelli P4000
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    215/70ZR15 Pirelli P4000
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  14. 255/50ZR16 Michelin Pilot Sport
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    255/50 YR 16 Michelin Pilot Sport

    Starting at €557.52 €464.60

  15. 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX
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    205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX

    Starting at €398.82 €332.35

  16. 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX
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    205/70VR14 Michelin XWX

    Starting at €398.82 €332.35

  17. 225/50ZR16 Michelin Pilot Sport
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    225/50 R 16 Michelin Pilot Sport

    Starting at €386.40 €322.00

  18. 215/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    215/70 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €437.46 €364.55

  19. 215/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    215/60 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €429.18 €357.65

  20. 295/50VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    295/50 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €571.32 €476.10

  21. 205/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    205/70 - 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €419.52 €349.60

  22. 225/65VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    225/65 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €459.54 €382.95

  23. 275/55VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    275/55 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €550.62 €458.85

  24. 205/70VR15 Avon CR28
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    205/70-15 Avon CR28

    Starting at €288.42 €240.35

  25. 245/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    245/60 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at €481.62 €401.35

  26. 185VR15 Avon Turbosteel
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    185R15 Avon Turbosteel

    Starting at €284.28 €236.90

  27. 205/70 SR 14 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    205/70 SR 14 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at €166.98 €139.15

  28. 215/70 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    215/70 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at €168.36 €140.30

  29. 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 €209.76 €174.80

  30. 255/60 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    255/60 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at €213.90 €178.25

  31. 295/50 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A
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    295/50 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A

    Starting at €264.96 €220.80

  32. ER/70R15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    ER/70 VR 15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at €351.90 €293.25

  33. 185VR15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    185 x 15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at €302.22 €251.85

  34. 165HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    185 HR 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at €159.40 €132.83

  35. Jeu de 4 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 4 205/70 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €1,185.42 €987.85

  36. Jeu de 5 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 5 205/70R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €1,475.22 €1,229.35

  37. Jeu de 4 215/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 4 215/70 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €1,544.22 €1,286.85

  38. Jeu de 5 215/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 5 215/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €1,930.62 €1,608.85

  39. Jeu de 4 55/60WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 4 255/60 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €1,958.22 €1,631.85

  40. Jeu de 5 255/60WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 5 255/60 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at €2,441.22 €2,034.35

  41. 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX
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    Set of 4 205/70 VR15 Michelin XWX

    Starting at €1,462.80 €1,219.00

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Today a large portion of the Cobra's out there have over sized rims and extremely powerful engines, which makes people want to fit wider rear tyres. Until recently this need has been satisfied by the range of tall side-walled road race tyres in the Avon CR6ZZ series, which are excellent and offer an range of options dependent on rim size. However these are not really ideal as road tyres.


History of the AC Cobra

AC COBRA
Carroll Shelby was responsible for the creation of the AC Cobra in the autumn of 1961. It was built on an AC Ace chassis with a massive Ford V8 and a tough Salisbury rear axle. The first 75 cars had a 4.2-litre engine, while the first 125 had Ace-type worm-and-sector steering. A 4.7-litre engine and rack and pinion steering were standard by the beginning of 1963.

Cobra AC Tyres AC Cobra Racing Team at Laguna Seca
In just a few years, the Cobra had been refined to the point that the team was able to win the 1964 World GT Championship, defeating such formidable names as the Ferrari 250GTO and the lightweight Jaguar E-type. The AC Cobra saw several significant modifications in 1965. To begin, the transverse leaf springs were replaced with a coil-spring and double-wishbone configuration. The second, and possibly most major, change for the Cobra was the replacement of the 4.7-litre engine with a 7-litre Ford Galaxie-based V8. This generated a mind-boggling 345bhp at 4,600rpm in a vehicle weighing a little over 1000kg!

Cobra AC Tyre AC Cobra
There was a lot of disagreement over what the car's name should be. AC insisted on calling the automobile AC, but Shelby badged and sold it as the Shelby American Cobra. Later, and even more perplexingly, the automobile was dubbed the Ford Cobra! After the production of the AC Cobra was halted in 1968, AC created a long-wheelbase variant (the AC 428, which was also equipped Frua coachwork). The last of them was manufactured in 1973.However, owing to popular demand, the automobile was reintroduced in 1983 under new ownership, with the Cobra now equipped with a 5 litre V8. With the exception of the 'Superblower,' which was equipped with a supercharger and generated 355bhp, the Cobras presently made are essentially recreations of the original vehicle.

AC Cobra Tyres

Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your AC Cobra. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at sales@borrani.co.uk

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for AC Cobra Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

AC Cobra Borrani

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