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 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS.
- We also stock the 235/70x15 Michelin XVS Whitewall for the whitewall lovers.
- 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.
- If you desire or require tubes, the Michelin 15/17H will be the best fitting inner tube 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."