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Jensen 541 S Tyres


Jensen 541S Tyres
  • Jensen originally fitted 640 H 15 Avon Super Safety to the 541S.
  • A radial equivalent to a crossply 6.40-15 is 185VR15.
  • We would recommend fitting a 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 as the best road tyre for the 541S Jensen.
  • Because the 541 S has wire wheels, it needs inner tubes, and the 15F Michelin inner tube offers the best fit.
  • Cross ply tyre pressures for a 541 S would have been 26psi front and 28psi in the rear.
  • On today's high-speed roads, fitted with radial tyres we would suggest 30psi front and rear as good tyre pressures for a Jensen 541S.
  • Some people might put 205/70R15 tyres on the 541S, but the extra wide tyres won’t ride or handle as progressively, it is not something we recommend.
  • See below for links to Borrani wire wheels for your Jensen 541S.

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    Jensen 541S Recommended Tyres


  1. 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at £294.00 £245.00

  2. 640H15 Avon Super Safety
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    640 H 15 Avon Super Safety

    Starting at £206.40 £172.00

  3. Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £21.60 £18.00


  4. Other Options for Jensen 541S Tyres


  5. 185HR15 Michelin XVS-P
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    185 HR 15 Michelin XVS-P

    Starting at £259.20 £216.00

  6. 185VR15 Michelin XVS
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    185 R 15 Michelin XVS

    Starting at £339.60 £283.00

  7. 180HR15 Michelin XAS
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    180 HR 15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at £278.40 £232.00

  8. 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX
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    205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX

    Starting at £380.40 £317.00

  9. 185 R 15 Michelin XVS White Wall Tyres
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    185 R 15 Michelin XVS White Wall Tyres

    Starting at £316.80 £264.00

  10. 205/70WR15 PIRELLI P5
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    205/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5

    Starting at £238.80 £199.00

  11. 205/70 ZR 15 Pirelli P4000
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    205/70 ZR 15 Pirelli P4000
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  12. 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    205/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at £274.80 £229.00

  13. 185VR15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    185 x 15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at £286.80 £239.00

  14. ER/70R15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    ER/70 VR 15 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at £334.80 £279.00

  15. 185VR15 Avon Turbosteel
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    185R15 Avon Turbosteel

    Starting at £267.60 £223.00

  16. 205/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ
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    205/70 - 15 Avon CR6ZZ

    Starting at £393.60 £328.00

  17. 185HR15 Vredestein Classic
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    185 - 15 Vredestein Classic

    Starting at £178.80 £149.00

  18. 205/70VR15 Vredestein Classic
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    205/70 / 15 Vredestein Classic

    Starting at £297.60 £248.00

  19. 165HR15 Galaxy Whitewall
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    185 HR 15 Galaxy Whitewall

    Starting at £144.00 £120.00

  20. Set of 4 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 185 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at £1,140.00 £950.00

  21. Set of 5 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at £1,402.80 £1,169.00

  22. Jeu de 4 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 4 205/70 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at £1,030.80 £859.00

  23. Jeu de 5 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12
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    Set of 5 205/70R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12

    Starting at £1,282.80 £1,069.00

  24. Set of 4 180HR15 Michelin XAS
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    Set of 4 180 R15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at £984.00 £820.00

  25. Jeu de 5 180HR15 Michelin XAS OFFRE
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    Set of 5 180 R 15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at £1,200.00 £1,000.00

  26. 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX
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    Set of 4 205/70 VR15 Michelin XWX

    Starting at £1,320.00 £1,100.00

  27. 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX
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    Set of 5 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX

    Starting at £1,620.00 £1,350.00

  28. 185 HR15 Michelin XVS Whitewall
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    Set of 4 185 HR15 Michelin XVS Whitewall

    Starting at £1,076.28 £896.90

  29. 185R15 Michelin XVS Whitewall
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    Set of 5 185R15 Michelin XVS Whitewall

    Starting at £1,316.28 £1,096.90

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History of the Jensen 541S

Built from 1960-1963, the Jensen 541S would end up being 4" wider than the 541R it replaced. It was fitted with a radiator grill over the flap of previous models in anticipation of the extra heat that would be generated by the Chrysler Hemi V8, but due to supply issues, this engine was never fitted.

Other notable features were the Rolls-Royce hydramatic gearbox, Salisbury limited-slip differential, Dunlop Disc brakes on all four wheels and it being the first car to fit seat belts as standard equipment. Despite this safety feature Longstone still wouldn't recommend crashing one, especially as only 127 were built before they were replaced by the Jensen C-V8.

Q: What tyres does a Jensen 541 S fit?

A: Originally it was a 640-15 Avon. However, the improved directional stability of a radial tyre makes these cars better suited to modern roads. A 185 VR 15 Pirelli was the best tyre in period as it is today.

Q: Does the 541S Jensen need inner tubes?

A: Yes. All cars with wire wheels should fit inner tubes.


Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Jensen 541S. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

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.

Click the link for Jensen 541S Borrani wheels.

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

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