Austin Maxi Tyres
The original Austin Maxi 1485cc would run best on a set of 155HR13 Michelin XAS FF, but for the 2200HL it should instead fit 165HR13 Michelin XAS FF or 175/70 VR 13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 in Longstone Tyres' experience.
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Independent Tyre Test - The Results
In the world of modern tyres it is common place to come across a tyre test. However in the world of classic tyres the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relationship to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.
History of the Austin Maxi
After BMC became British Leyland in 1968 the Austin Maxi was one of the first cars it put out under this new moniker from 1969-1981. Notable for being one of Britain's first hatchbacks it featured rear seats that could fold down and the centre section from the Austin 1800/2200 with Hydrolastic/Hydragas suspension and five gears (sadly let down by the gearchange being absolute bottom).