185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ were the original equipment radial fitment for a series 1 DB6. The cross ply option was 670V15 Avon TurboSpeed on a DB6 series 1. Today we would recommend that radial tyres are more suited to modern roads. Also some people like a wider tyre so a 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX or PIRELLI 205/70VR15 CINTURATO ™ CN12 HS would be the best options for an early Aston Martin DB6.
The DB6 Series 2 fitted a crossply tyre 815X15 (which is no longer produced) or radial 205VR15. The DB6 Series 2 has flared wheel arches which allow these later DB6 cars to fit a taller 205VR15 CN72 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ HS tyres. There is little doubt that the CINTURATO ™ would be the tyre of choice for these later DB6 cars.
The picture above shows the 205VR15 CN72 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ HS tyre that PIRELLI put into production in 1964, which is perfect for the Aston Martin DB6. On either side of this tyre are more modern 70% profile tyre sizes that are often fitted by mistake. On the left is a 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX, which is too small in diameter, and on the right is a 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX which is closer in dimensions and would also be a good tyre for the series 2 Aston Martin DB6. Some cars that originally fitted the 205VR15 CINTURATO ™ like the Maserati Ghibli changed to the 215/70VR15 tyre when the low profile tyre was developed at the beginning of the 1970's.
The early Aston Martin DB6 fitted a 670x15 cross ply tyre, the radial alternative would be a 185x15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ and Michelin XVS being the best. Out of these tyres the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ would be what Aston would fit if you specified radial tyres when buying the car.
A 205/70x15 tyre is also a possible option for the Aston Martin DB6. Of the tyres available the Michelin XWX 205/70VR15 or PIRELLI 205/70VR15 CINTURATO ™ CN12 HS are the best available options for the DB6 Aston Martin.
Later DB6 Aston Martin Tyres
As you can see from the pictures above, the 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ HS (top) fills the wheel arches much better than the 215/70ZR15 PIRELLI P4000 (bottom). The PIRELLI P4000 is a good tyre but not suited to these cars.
The Aston Martin DB6 can also be fitted with a 215/70x15. The best fitment is a 215/70x15 Michelin XWX.
Aston Martin DB6 Volante Tyres
The Aston Martin DB6 Vantage and Aston Martin DB6 Volante both fitted the same tyres as the standard Aston Martin DB6.
Aston Martin DB6 Borrani Wheels
Borrani wheels are still available for your Aston Martin DB6, as agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Aston Martin DB6 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.
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