Sunbeam Rapier Series 3 Convertible
Sunbeam Rapier Tyres
Here is what Longstone Tyres recommends based on your Sunbeam Rapier tyre needs:
- 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF for a Sunbeam Rapier (Pre-1962).
- 165 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF or 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 for a Sunbeam Rapier (Post-1963).
- The best inner tube for these 155 R13 and 165 R13 tyres is the Michelin 13D, and the best tube for the 175/70 R13 tyres is the Michelin 13E inner tube.
Sunbeam Rapier Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Sunbeam Rapier Tyres
History of the Sunbeam Rapier
Built between 1955-1976 the Sunbeam Rapier was the first of the "Audax" series of light cars made by Rootes group. There were several different models of the Sunbeam Rapier; the Series I (1955-1958), Series II (1958-1959), Series III (1959-1961), Series III A (1961-1963), Series IV (1963-1965), Series V (1965-1967) and a Sunbeam Rapier Fastback Coupe (1967-1976).
Independent Tyre Test - The Results
In the world of modern tyres it is commonplace to come across a tyre test. Sadly in the world of classic tyres, the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However, a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relation to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.