Ferrari



Classic Ferrari Tyres


On the following pages, Longstone Classic Tyres give classic tyre fitment recommendations for Ferrari cars.


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Vintage Ferrari Tyres

Some of the very first Vintage Ferrari road cars fitted PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA crossply tyres which we are pleased to announce that Pirelli is again making a small range.

Ferrari, in their early road car days, adopted radial tyre technology and tended to fit PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyres. The first cars fitted with radial tyres fitted the Millimetric Borranni wheels with either 165 SR 400 Michelin X, 165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 and some fitted 175 HR 400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67. Ferrari soon moved onto fitting 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 then 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 then in 1964 PIRELLI developed the 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 and the majority of vintage Ferrari of the later 60's changed to this tyre.



Ferrari tyres

The classic Ferrari tyre Michelin XWX is what is mostly associated with classic Ferrari's of the 70's and early 80's. Tyres such as the 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX for the Dino and 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX for the 365 cars are still made by Michelin today.


Youngtimer Ferrari tyres

In the mid 70's Michelin developed the ground breaking TRX tyres that gave extraordinary comfort for a tyre with such a low side wall. Michelin TRX tyres are the tyre fitted to youngtimer Ferrari's of the 80's. Youngtimer Ferrari's such as the 308GTB fitted 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX the youngtimer Ferrari Mondial fitted 240/55 R 390 Michelin TRX. The other options as the best youngtimer tyres of the period would the fabulous PIRELLI CINTURATO P7. This range of tyres offers 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 and 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 which are perfect for the Ferrari 328 and an ideal 16” an alternative for the Mondial and Ferrari 308.



Classic Ferrari Tyres

  • 166 | 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 195 | 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 212 | 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 340 | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 342 | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 375 America | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 250 Europa | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 250GT Boano | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 250GT Ellena | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 250GT Tour de France | 175 HR 400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 410 Superamerica | 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
  • 250 GT cabriolet | 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 250 California spyder LWB | 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 250 GT Coupe Pininfarina | 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 250 GT SWB | 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 250 California spyder SWB | 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 250 GT/E 2+2 | 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 400 Superamerica | 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso | 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • 330 America/330 GT 2+2 | 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • 500 Superfast | 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • 275GTB | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 275 GTB/4 | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 275 GTS | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 330 GTC/GTS | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX .
  • 365 California | 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • 275GTB/4 NART Spyder | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX .
  • 365 GT 2+2 | 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • Dino 206 GT | 185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P.
  • 365GTC | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 365 GTS | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 365GTB/4 Daytona | 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • Dino 246 GT/GTS | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX.
  • 365 GTC/4 | 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • 365 GT4 2+2 | 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • 400 + 400GT | 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • 400i + 400GTi | 240/55R415 Michelin TRX.
  • 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer | 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX. | 225/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • BB512 | 215/70X15 XWX | 225/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX.
  • BB512i | 240/55R415 Michelin TRX.
  • 308 GT4 2+2 | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX. | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTB | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTS | 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTBi | 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTSi | 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTB QV | 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 308 GTS QV | 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • Mondial 8 | 240/55 R 390 Michelin TRX.
  • Mondial QV | 240/55 R 390 Michelin TRX.
  • Mondial 3.2 | 220/55 WR 390 Michelin TRX | 240/55 R 390 Michelin TRX.
  • Mondial T | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.
  • 288 GTO | 225/50 R 16 Michelin Pilot Sport | 255/50 YR 16 Michelin Pilot Sport.
  • Testarossa | 225/50 R 16 Michelin Pilot Sport | 255/50 YR 16 Michelin Pilot Sport.
  • 328 GTB/GTS | 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 | 225/50 YR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7.

Ferrari History

When Enzo Ferrari founded Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, with headquarters in Modena, he was not initially interested in creating road vehicles. Scuderia Ferrari translates as "Ferrari Stable" Ferrari purchased, prepped, and fielded Alfa Romeo racing vehicles for drivers, acting as Alfa Romeo's racing division. Alfa Romeo withdrew its in-house racing team in 1933, and Scuderia Ferrari took over as its works team: the Scuderia got Alfa's Grand Prix cars of the newest specifications and fielded several prominent drivers, including Tazio Nuvolari and Achille Varzi. In 1938, Alfa Romeo took its racing programme back in-house, founding Alfa Corse in Milan and hiring Enzo Ferrari as the new racing department's boss, thereby disbanding the Scuderia Ferrari.

1960 Ferrari 250 Series II PF Cabriolet
1960 Ferrari 250 Series II PF Cabriolet

Ferrari departed Alfa Romeo in September 1939 with the agreement that he would not use the Ferrari brand in relation to races or racing vehicles for at least four years. A few days later, he established Auto Avio Costruzioni, with headquarters at the former Scuderia Ferrari buildings. The new firm purported to manufacture machine tools and aviation equipment. In 1940, Ferrari introduced the Tipo 815, a racing vehicle built on a Fiat basis. It was the first Ferrari automobile, and it debuted at the 1940 Mille Miglia, although it had little competition due to World War II. The Ferrari factory relocated to Maranello in 1943, where it has stayed ever since. The facility was damaged by the Allies and afterwards rebuilt, including vehicle production facilities.

The 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine, was the first Ferrari-badged vehicle; Enzo Ferrari grudgingly produced and sold his autos to support Scuderia Ferrari. The Scuderia Ferrari moniker was restored to identify factory racing vehicles from those fielded by client teams. SEFAC S.p.A. (Società Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili e Corse) was formed as a public firm in 1960. Fiat purchased a 50% share in Ferrari in early 1969. As a result, available investment funds increased immediately, and construction on a factory expansion to shift manufacturing of the Ferrari-engineered Fiat Dino from Fiat's Turin facility began immediately. Further up the Ferrari range, new model investment was also increased.

Enzo Ferrari oversaw the debut of the Ferrari F40 in 1988, the last new Ferrari before his death later that year. The corporation was renamed Ferrari S.p.A. in 1989. Ferrari created the Enzo, their fastest model at the time, from 2002 to 2004, which was unveiled and named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was supposed to be called the F60, following the F40 and F50, but Ferrari was so happy with it that they dubbed it the Enzo instead. It was first provided to loyal and recurring clients.


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