Fiat 1500 Tyres
- The first Fiat 1500 fitted 560 - 13 crossply tyres. These can be replaced by the more modern, radial 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF.
- The suggested tyre pressures for early Fiat 1500 with 13” wheels are 23psi front and 25psi rear (+ 2 psi rear for Estate).
- Our suggested innertube for this tyre is the Michelin 13D innertube.
- The Fiat 1500S Sider and 1500 Cabriolet 1961- 1963 fitted 15” wheels. We recommend the 155 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- Fiat 1500S tyre pressures are 29psi all round.
- For the Fiat 1500S cars on 15” wheels we suggest Michelin 15E innertubes.
- The Fiat 1500L from 1964 – 1965 fitted 5.90X14. We recommend the 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- For the Fiat 1500L Cabriolet, we would suggest 145 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- Both these 14” tyres can fit the 14D innertube.
- Our period fitment guides suggest that the 1500 ran tube-type wheels throughout its production. If the wheels are original you will need innertubes, even if you fit tubeless radial tyres.
- For these mid 1960 Fiat 1500L we would suggest 23psi front and 26psi rear.
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History of the Fiat 1500
The Fiat 1300 and Fiat 1500 are front-engine, rear-drive vehicles produced and marketed by Fiat between 1961 and 1967, replacing the Fiat 1400 and Fiat 1200 coupé, cabriolet, and spyder. The 1300 and 1500 were virtually identical to each other with the exception of engine capacity, as stated by their model names, and were available in sedan/saloon, station waggon, convertible, and coupé body styles. The 1500 came with a 75-horsepower engine, lightweight construction, front disc brakes, and rear alloy drum brakes.
The 1300/1500 and its variants were also built in Yugoslavia by Zastava and in Germany by Fiat's affiliate, Neckar Automobil AG, as well as in South Africa. The 1500 C's floorpan was used as the foundation for the 1500's successor, the Fiat 125, while another variant, the Polski Fiat 125p, was developed by the Polish FSO by combining the body of the 125 and mechanicals (engines, gearbox, transmission, suspension) of the 1300/1500. The 1300 was superseded in the Italian series by the Fiat 124 in 1966, and the 1500 by the Fiat 125 12 months later. Overall, 1,900,000 machines were manufactured throughout the world.
Borrani Wire Wheels
Borrani wheels are available for your Fiat 1500L Cabriolet. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Wire 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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Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge