Mini

Mini Cooper Pirelli Cinturato

Classic Mini Tyres


  • The original 1959 Austin Seven or Morris Mini-Minor as the Mini was originally called fitted 10” wheels and Tubeless 520-10 Dunlop C41 Crossply tyres.
  • If you want to maintain the crossply tyre we can supply 5.20-10 Camac.
  • In 1961 with the introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper they offered radial 145 R 10 Pirelli Cinturato.
  • In March 1963 the 1,071cc Mini Cooper S was introduced, at the same time the option of Dunlop SP41 Radial was offered if a Cinturato could be afforded.
  • In 1968 Dunlop developed the SP68 Aquajet and the Mini Cooper, Cooper S and 1275 GT fitted either 145 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet on 3.5" rims or 165/70 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet on 4.5" rims.
  • By 1973 all the models: Mini 850, Mini 1000, Mini Estate, Mini clubman, 1275GT And Mini Cooper fitted Radial tyres as standard.
  • The Classic Mini fitted 145 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet on 3.5B10 wheels, 165/70 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet on 4.5J-10 wheels.
  • Some of the Mini Cooper S and the 1275 GT models fitted 165/70R10 Dunlop SP Sport on 5.00C-10 Alloy wheels.
  • There was a period in the late 1970s where 310mm wheels were fitted with the classic Dunlop Denovo 155/65R310 tyres.
  • The 155/65R310 Dunlop Denovo tyres are no longer produced. We recommend changing your wheels.
  • In 1984 when the classic Mini was fitted with disc brakes which needed 12” wheels to house them.
  • Pirelli make the 145/70R12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54 for these 12" wheels, as they were often OE.
  • Many of the Rover Mini Special editions such as the Studio 2, Flame Red and Mini Cooper of 1990, Italian Job and Mini Tahiti of 1993 fitted the 145/70 R 12 Cinturato CN54 as OE.
  • These Cinturato CN54 are tubeless tyres, However if you need an inner tube for whatever reason Michelin 12CG inner tube.

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    Mini Recommended Tyres


  1. 145SR10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    145 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at €160.08 €133.40

  2. 165/70R10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
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    165/70 SR 10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet

    Starting at €164.22 €136.85

  3. 145/70SR12 Michelin XZX
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    145/70R12 Michelin XZX

    Starting at €86.94 €72.45

  4. 145/70 R 12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54
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    145/70 R 12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54

    Starting at €95.22 €79.35

  5. Michelin 12CG Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 12CG Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at €20.70 €17.25

  6. 10" Offset Valve Tube
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    10" Offset Valve Inner Tube
    €13.80 €11.50
  7. Other Options for Mini Tyres


  8. 520x10 Camac
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    5.20 x 10 Camac

    Starting at €95.22 €79.35

  9. 145/70SR12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54
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    Set of 4 145/70SR12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54

    Starting at €371.22 €309.35

  10. Pirelli 145/70 SR 12 Cinturato CN54
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    Set of 5 Pirelli 145/70 SR 12 Cinturato CN54

    Starting at €455.40 €379.50

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Mini 25 Tyres

1990 Paul Smith Mini

Mini Thiti 1993 Tyres

Mini Thiti Tyres

Limited Edition Mini Tyres


Towards the end of the production of the fabulous little Mini, in a way to attempt to boost sale, Rover made some upgraded special editions. Among the special equipment on these cars the 145/70R12 Pirelli CN54 was commonly added to boost the handling of the car while still having a retro look that suits the car so well.


The following limited edition Minis fitted 145/70R12 Cinturato CN54 as OE:


Mini 25 1984


Mini 30 1989


Mini Mayfair 82 – 96


Mini Ritz 1985


Mini Chelsea 1985


Mini Picadilli 1986


Mini Park Lane 1987


Mini Red Hot 1988


Mini Jet Black 1988


Mini Rose 1989


Mini Sky 1989


Mini Racing 1988


Mini Flame 1989


Mini Racing Green 1989 – 1990


Mini Red Flame 1990


Mini Checkers 1990


Mini Designer 1988


Mini Paul Smith 1988


Mini Cooper RSP 1990


Mini After-Eight 1991


Mini British Open Classic 1992


Mini Italian Job 1992 - 1993


Mini Rio 1993


Mini Tahiti 1993


Mini Park Lane
Mini 25 Tyres

Mini S L 1600


Mini Tyres


The good news for classic Mini fans is we have a choice of genuine period Mini tyres in the size 145/70R12. There is the Michelin XZX of 1976nad also the 145/70R12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54 that Rover were fitting to its top models of Mini throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Mini XZX Tires
145/70 x 12 Michelin XWX Mini Tyre
Mini on PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54

Mini XZX Tires
Mini PIRELLI CN54


Classic Mini on 10 Inch Dunlop Tyres

Mini FAQ


Q: What tyre do Mini fit?

A: the first Mini fitted 520-10 Crossply tyres, then they moved onto 145R10 Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet. Sporting models with wider wheels moved onto 165/70R10 Dunlop Aquajet. Then with the addition of disc brakes they moved onto 12” wheels and you could fit the 145/70R12 Pirelli Cinturato.

Q: When did Mini change onto 12” wheels?

A: Mini fitted disc brakes in 1984. The disc brakes needed a larger internal diameter so the Mini moved ont 12” wheels, which opens up the opportunity to fit 145/70R12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54.

1993 Original Mini

Rover Mini Tyres

Q: What were the original tyres on a Mini Cooper?

A: The Early Mini Coopers fitted 10” Dunlop Aquajet, or Dunlop SP Sport. However the later Rover edition of the Mini Cooper fitted 145/70SR12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54.

Q: What tyres did the Rover Mini MKV fit?

A: Many of the MKV Minis made under the Rover brand came fitted with the Pirelli 145/70SR12 Cinturato CN54. Models such as the Mini Park Lane of 1987 and Mini Thirty of 1989 fitted Pirelli, and the Flame Red of 1990, Mini Cooper of 1990, Italian Job and Mini Tahiti of 1993 fitted the Cinturato CN54.

Classic Mini Tyre Pressure

Q: What is the tyre pressure for a Mini?

A: Early Mini on crossply tyres want 24psi. classic Mini fitting 10” radial tyres 28psi front and 26psi in the rear. The Austin Rover Mini City, Mini Mayfair and other models fitting 145/70R12 Pirelli Cinturato CN54 28psi is suggested.


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