Classic Fiat Tyres
On the following pages, Longstone Classic Tyres give classic tyre fitment recommendations for Fiat cars.
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Fiat 500 Tyres
The first little Fiat 500 Topolino ran from 1936 to 1955 was officially calle the Fiat 500 A however because it was so cute it was called “little mouse”. In Italian “topo ‘li no” was also the name given to Mickey Mouse. The little Fiat 500 A Tolpolino was a big hit in Italy. These first 500A effectively pre-war cars fitted skinny little pressed steel 15” wheels. The first 500 A from 1936 to 1948 fitted 4.00-15 then the later 500B & 500C fitted 4.25-15 tyres. Currently there are a choice of 2 tyres which are dual marked covering both sizes: 4.00/4.25-15 Excelsior and the 4.00/4.25/4.40-15 Waymaster. We would suggest that the Waymaster gives a more comfortable ride, and the Excelsior has a bit more carcass structure and will give slightly better directional stability.
Because of its popularity Pirelli are now looking into re making the original fiat 500 Topolino tyre, a 4.00/4.25-15 Pirelli Stella Bianca. If there is a development on this tyres production we will let people know as soon as possible.
Classic Fiat Cinquecento tyres, 12” tyres for the fabulous Fiat 500 from 1957 to 1975
The first little Fiat 500 cars up to 1964, so that is the Nuova 500, Nuova 500 Sport, 500D, 500 Gardinia and 500Furgoncino all fitted little crossply tyres up until 1964. Currently there isn’t really a cross ply tyre t hat we feel happy to recommend for these early little Fiat 500. However the good news is that for the rest of t he production, the 500F, 500L and Fiat 500R Fiat moved on to the 125SR12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54 that Pirelli are making again today.
Because these classic Fiat 500 Cinquecento cars had early 3.5” wide rims they need to fit inner tubes
In the period when the Fiat 500 was developed all cars fitted inner tubes. The Fiat 500 wheels do not have a safety rib on the rim, as a result even though the correct 125Sr12 Pirelli tyre can be used without an inner tube on a more modern wheel, when fitting it or any tyre on a standard Fiat 500 wheel we would recommend fitting the Michelin 12C inner tube.
Vintage Fiat Tyres
From the cheeky Fiat 500 to the beautiful Fiat Dino, we have all your tyre needs covered here at Longstone Tyres.
The following list are our recommendations for Fiats:
- 125SR12 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ for the Fiat 500
- 155HR13 Michelin XAS FF for a Fiat 850 or Fiat 124
- 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX for a Fiat Dino