Rolls Royce Camargue
Rolls Royce Camargue
Rolls Royce Camargue Tyres
- The Rolls Royce Camargue fits a 235/70-15 tyre.
- Longstone's recommendation for the Rolls Royce Camargue is the 235/70R15 Michelin XVS Whitewall.
- If you dislike whitewall tyres or prefer a softer ride we recommend the 235/70 R 15 Avon Turbosteel.
- For those with a chauffer the 235/70 R 15 Avon Turbosteel offers the quietest, most comfortable and luxurious ride for passengers, but if you are the driver the Michelin XVS will provide the best driving experience.
- Our period Innertube Guides suggest that the Camargue fitted tubeless wheels since its release. If your wheel rims are in good condition, innertubes are not necessary for your wheels to function.
- If you desire or require tubes, the Michelin 15/17H will be the best fitting innertube for these tyres.
Rolls Royce Camargue Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Rolls Royce Camargue Tyres
The Camargue left the factory fitting the 235/70R15 Avon TurboSteel as standard, which is still available with an optional white band. However to improve the handling Michelin make a 235/70R15 XVS which we Longstone recommend as the best handling tyre for the Rolls Royce Camargue. The XVS would be the driver's tyre of choice, but if you are sat in the back being driven the Avon will give more comfort and a quieter ride, but the driver will enjoy the improved turning and directional stability that the Michelin gives.
History of the Rolls Royce Camargue
The Rolls-Royce Camargue is a two-door luxury sedan produced by Rolls-Royce Motors between 1975 and 1986. The Camargue shared a basis with the Rolls-Royce Corniche and Silver Shadow, and it was powered by the same 6.75-litre V8 engine as the Silver Shadow, albeit it was significantly more powerful. The transmission, a General Motors Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed automatic, was also carried over. The first 65 Camaros were equipped with SU carburettors, while the rest vehicles were outfitted with Solex units. During the 1980s, US-delivered automobiles featured Bosch Jetronic fuel injection, which it shared with the Corniche and Silver Spirit/Spur. In February 1977, the Camargue was outfitted with the Silver Shadow II's power rack and pinion steering rack. It acquired the Silver Spirit's rear independent suspension in 1979.
The Camargue was the first Rolls-Royce car to be designed in metric measurements, with a 3,048 mm (120 in) wheelbase, and the first Rolls-Royce to include an inclined rather than precisely vertical front; the Camargue's grille was slanted at 7 degrees. The Camargue received a mixed reaction, ranking as one of the '10 Worst Cars' as picked by readers of The Globe and Mail in 2010; rating 38 in Richard Porter's 2005 book Crap Cars; and placing 92 in a 2008 poll of the 100 ugliest cars of all time by Daily Telegraph. Its looks weren't entirely disliked; James May; a well-known automotive journalist and Top Gear presenter, stated that the Camargue "is not ugly, either. It has presence, like that pug-faced but well-dressed bloke down the pub."
A: With the advent of modern tire compounds and modern laws governing tire composition, there is a growing concern among classic car enthusiasts regarding the accuracy of tire pressures detailed in the fitment guides for modern reproductions of classic and vintage tires. In order to address this issue, we reached out to our contact at Pirelli for clarification. Their response was as follows:
“Quite an easy one today. Our philosophy is to reproduce as closely as possible the original tyre characteristics using new processes and materials thus to maintain the handling of the vehicle the same. This means, yes we maintain the original handbook pressures.”
Classic tire manufacturers strive to preserve the characteristics of the original tires, ensuring that historic tire pressure recommendations remain accurate.