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Austin Maxi 1500 1969–1981

  • The original Austin Maxi 1485cc would run best on a set of 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 or 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF.
  • Our period fitment guides agree that the Austin Maxi 1500 came fitted as standard with tubeless wheels, accordingly, innertubes are not required for these wheels providing that your tyres are also tubeless. The 155HR13 Michelin XAS and 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 are both tubeless tyres.
  • If you do want Austin Maxi innertubes (if you fit tube-type tyres, have damaged wheel rims, or if tubes are your personal preference) then the ideal tube for tyres of these sizes is the Michelin 13D innertube.
  • Some people like to fit wider low-profile tyres. In this case, we would offer the 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36, with the corresponding innertube being the Michelin 13E. However, we do not recommend fitting wider tyres, as it will make the handling much heavier.

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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, the Maxi featured rear seats that could fold down. The Maxi also featured the centre section from the Austin 1800/2200, with Hydrolastic/Hydragas suspension and five gears (sadly let down by the gearchange being absolute bottom).

Independent Tyre Test - The Results

In the world of modern tyres it is commonplace to come across a tyre test. Sadly 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 relation 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.

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Austin Maxi 1500 Fitment Guides

1974 Austin Maxi 1500 Fitment Guide by Michelin

1974 Austin Maxi 1500 Fitment Guide by Michelin

1965–1978 Austin Maxi 1500 Fitment Guide by Dunlop

1965–1978 Austin Maxi 1500 Fitment Guide by Dunlop

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