Ford Cortina

Ford Cortina Tyres

Longstone Tyres can happily provide excellent tyres for the whole Cortina range including the Ford Cortina MK I, Cortina MK II, Cortina MK III, Cortina MK IV, Cortina MK V, Cortina Estate, Cortina Crusader, Cortina Ghia, Cortina GLS 2000GT & 2.3 and of course the fantastic Lotus Cortina.

The following list tyres are what Longstone Tyres recommend fitting to your Cortina:

Best Tyres for a Ford Cortina

Lotus Cortina Tyres

  • The first Lotus Cortina came fitted with Dunlop Tyres.
  • They had a crossply 6.00-13 option or 165R13 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet.
  • Ford soon changed the Lotus Cortina to fitting 165R13 Pirelli Cinturato.
  • For now we would suggest fitting Lotus Cortina with 165HR13 Michelin XAS as the best performance tyre.
  • We hope to have a production of the original Pirelli Cinturato soon.
Ford Cortina

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    Ford Cortina Recommended Tyres


  1. 175HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $149.52 $124.60

  2. 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $178.08 $148.40

  3. 185/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    185/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $199.92 $166.60

  4. 165HR13 Michelin XAS FF
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    165 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF

    Starting at $309.12 $257.60

  5. 185/70VR13 Michelin XDX
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    185/70 R 13 Michelin XDX

    Starting at $418.32 $348.60

  6. Michelin 13D Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 13D Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at $21.84 $18.20

  7. Michelin 13E Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 13E Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at $20.16 $16.80

  8. Other Options for Ford Cortina


  9. Jeu de 5 180HR15 Michelin XAS OFFRE
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    145 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF

    Starting at $252.00 $210.00

  10. JEU DE 4 145 X 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 145 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $502.32 $418.60

  11. Jeu de 5 145 HR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 145 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $586.32 $488.60

  12. 165HR13 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    165 R 13 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at $213.36 $177.80

  13. Set of 4 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 4 175/70 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $504.00 $420.00

  14. Set of 5 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 5 175/70 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $619.92 $516.60

  15. Set of 4 185/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 4 185/70 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $764.40 $637.00

  16. Set of 5 185/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 5 185/70 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36

    Starting at $922.32 $768.60

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Independent Tyre Test - The Results

In the world of modern tyres it is common place to come across a tyre test. However 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 relationship 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.

History of the Ford Cortina

The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until 1982 and was the UK's best-selling car of the 1970's. Developed under the name "Archbishop" it was designed as competition to the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor. Originally going to be called the Ford Consul 225, the car was actually launched under the name of Consul Cortina until this fell by the wayside following a facelift in 1964.

Britain had a particular love affair with the Cortina, even though at times it could just be a re-badged Taunus, and from the MK I through to the MK V it kept itself relevant as an affordable practical car on the market and would be the best selling car every year from 1972-1982, where it would be knocked from its best-selling spot by the Ford Escort.


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