Jaguar MkV7 Tyres
- Jaguars MKV11 saloon originally fitted crossply tyres, which the 670H16 Dunlop RS5 was we believe OE.
- The Dunlop RS5 is no longer made by Dunlop so now we would recommend that the best crossply tyre is the 670H16 Avon TurboSpeed
- Currently we would recommend that the best tyre for a Jaguar MK7 is the 670VR16 Avon TurboSteel.
- MK V11 Jaguar Tyre pressure recommendations. Crossply 26psi Radial 36psi
Radial Tyres for a MK 7 Jaguar
Currently the most suitable radial tyre for a MK 7 Jaguar is an Avon 670VR16 TurboSteel. However we also supply 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyres which will make an excellent genuine period alternative.
Critically when fitting radial tyres to your Jaguar MK V11 for safety reasons you must increase the tyre pressure to 36psi.
Recommended Products for Jaguar MKVII
The RS5 was original and it is the best tyre in the cross ply the Turbo Steel is an appropriate radial alternative. There are more options here
History of the Jaguar MkVII
Built between 1951-1956, the Jaguar MkVIII was made to replace the Jaguar Mark V, but as there was already a Bentley Mark VI on the market Jaguar decided to call the next model Mark VII (a little bit of cheeky one-up manship!). It is said however that a version of the Jaguar Mark V with the XK engine had been designated the Jaguar Mark VI, but it is thought that only two were built so this hardly counts for the specification.
The Mk VII chassis came from the Jaguar Mark V, with which the Mark VII shared its 10 feet (3,048.0 mm) wheelbase.