AC Cobra Tyres
- 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 icionic raised white lettering, typically suiting muscle cars from the 60's and 70's, 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.
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 Wheels
Borrani wheels are still 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 AC Cobra Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Borrani Wheels for a AC Cobra
AC Cobra 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. AC 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