Ford Anglia Tyres
Ford Anglia 1939–1967
1949 Ford Anglia E494A
- Earlier models of the Anglia (1939-1953) fitted 450 - 17 tyres.
- In this size the best tyre for the Anglia is the 4.50 x 17 Avon Tourist, as it is offers the most comfortable drive, and the best grip.
- The correct innertube for these tyres is the Michelin 16E. (Although this is a 16” innertube, we find it is the best innertube for a 450-17 fitted to a rim with an offset valve hole like the Anglia E04A).
- There was a face lift on the Ford Anglia A949A produced from 1949 – 1953. The Anglia A494A tyres were the same as the earlier E04A in that they still fitted 4.50-17 tyres. Early 'sit up and beg' Ford Anglia tyre pressures; E04E and A494A on 17” wheels we would suggest 24psi in the front and 30psi in the rear wheels.
- Our sources suggest that in 1953 - 1954 some Anglia A949A cars were released on 500/525 - 16 Tyres; in this size we suggest a set of 5.00/5.25 x 16 Avon Tourist fitted with Michelin 16E innertubes.
- In 1952, the Ford Anglia 100E known as the “New Anglia” changed to 13" wheels and then fitted 520 - 13 Crossply tyres.
- Currently the only crossply tyre we know of in this size is the 5.20 x 13 Camac.
- Recommended tyre pressure for a Ford New Anglia 100E fitted with 520 - 13 crossply tyres - 24psi front & rear.
- The recommended tyre for the Ford Anglia is the 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- These period radial tyres make these early classic carts better suited to modern roads.
- Tyre pressure recommendation for the Ford Anglia 100E from 1952 to 1959 (when fitted with 145R13 radial tyres) is 24psi front & 24psi rear.
- Our suggestion for the last of the Ford Anglia, the Anglia 105E tyre would be again 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- The Anglia 105E gained new popularity with the involvement of Harry Potter and fitting radial tyres to a classic car for a driver unaccustomed to crossply tyres is no bad thing.
- Suggested tyre pressure for an Anglia 105E fitted with 145R13 radial tyres would be 24psi front and 38psi rear.
- It's important to mention that some enthusiasts prefer a taller 155 R13 Tyres tyre for the Ford Anglia 100E and 105E. In such instances, the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 provides optimal handling for vehicles from that era.
Our period Innertube Guides disagree on the subject of Anglia innertubes; with the Dunlop fitment guide suggesting tubeless wheels from as far back as 1965. There are multiple Michelin guides that refute this. Given the period, it is highly likely that tubes were fitted to all or most models. See below for more information. If in doubt, fit a tube!
Ford Anglia 105E Tyres
Ford Anglia Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Ford Anglia Tyres
1958 Ford Anglia 100E Tyres
Ford Anglia Tyres
Although the Ford Anglia originally fitted 520 x 13 crossply tyres and arguably they will give a softer more comfortable ride, predominantly people tend to want to drive on a radial tyre, because of the improved directional stability suited to our modern roads. However importantly if you use a period radial tyre, then you won't suffer some of the disadvantages that you would get by fitting a more modern radial tyre, such as heavy steering and tracking on uneven road surfaces, so a 145R13 is the best tyre for a Ford Anglia.
Today PIRELLI make a 145 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™; CA67 which is just perfect for these charismatic little cars. The handling will be complemented by the progressive handling of the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™; CA67, which is a period tyre with a carcass that is developed to suit the suspension and steering of cars from this period, opposed to just being a tyre of the right size. They are produced using modern quality control systems to ensure that these tyres are of the highest quality and use up to date modern compounds so that that little footprint that is presented to the road by a period carcass will give the best possible grip, these advantages will be especially noticeable by their performance in the wet.
History of the Ford Anglia
Ford UK created and produced the Ford Anglia, a compact family vehicle. It is related to the Ford Prefect and, later, the Ford Popular. Between 1939 and 1967, the Anglia moniker was given to a variety of models. There were 1,594,486 Anglias made in total before it was superseded by The Ford Escort.