Classic Celica Tyres
- The Toyota Celica 1600s and 1.6s of the 1st and 2nd generations fitted the size 165 - 13 . The recommended tyre for this size is the 165R13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36.
- The Toyota Celica 2000s and 2.0s of the 1st and 2nd generations fitted the size 165 - 14. The recommended tyre for this size is the 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 for their brilliant sports handling.
- Both of these tyres have low profile alternatives available as well, with Celicas with 13-inch wheels fitting 185/70 - 13 and Celicas with 14-inch wheels fitting 185/70 - 14. The recommended tyre for the size 185/70 R 13 is the 185/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN36 and the recommended tyre for the size 185/70 - 14 is the 185/70 VR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN36.
- Third Generation Celicas fitted 185/70 14, with the notable exception of the Celica GT-S which fitted 225/60 - 14 tyres. The 225/60 SR 14 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A is currently the only tyre available in this size.
- In 1985, the fourth generation of Celica introduced the Cabriolet model that was based on the 2.0 GT. The GT and Cabriolet models fitted 195/60 VR 14 tyres. The tyres that we recommend for this size would be the 195/60 VR 14 Michelin MXV3-A as it offers a great improvement on damp grip and provides more comfort with a V speed rating, combining performance and safety into one brilliant tyre.
Post-Classic Celica Tyres
- The Celica GT-Four was released in Japan in 1986 and fitted 205/60 R14 throughout the fourth generation, unfortunately, no classic tyre manufacturer currently make a tyre in this size. The fifth-generation, introduced in 1989, switched the GT-4 onto 15-inch wheels, fitting 215/50 - 15. The recommended tyre for this size would be the 215/50 ZR 15 PIRELLI P700-Z. The P700-Z is a period tyre with excellent braking, especially in the wet, and precision high-speed sports handling. This is a tyre that is perfect for both rally use and road use with the GT4.
- In 1989 the Fifth generation of Celica was introduced to be sold in 1990. The 2.0 GT initially fitted 205/60 - 14. In 1992 the fifth generation received a facelift, and the Z-R, GT, and SX models moved to 15-inch wheels and fitted 205/55 R 15 Dunlop tyres. No classic tyre manufacturer currently makes tyres in either size, unfortunately.
- Throughout the '90s the GT models of Celica didn't change tyre size. When the sixth generation of Celica was introduced in 1993 however, the ST sport coupe model of the Celica fitted smaller 185/65 - 14 tyres, and the other ST models fitted 185/70 - 14. The Celica GT-S Turbo released in this generation fitted 215/50 - 15 tyres. No classic tyre manufacturer currently makes a 185/65 - 14 tyre.
Some of these early Celica fitting 165R13 and 165R14 tyres had tubeless wheels and some had tube-type wheels. For more information about tubeless tyre technology have a look at our innertubes page.
Our period Innertube Guides inform which models transitioned to tubeless wheels, and when. See below for more information.
- For the size 165-13 we suggest fitting Michelin 13D.
- For the size 165-14 we suggest fitting Michelin 14D.
- For the size 185/70 R 13 we suggest fitting Michelin 13E.
- For the size 185/70 R 14 we suggest fitting Michelin 14E.
- It is important to note that any tyres that are lower profile than 70 profile (less than /70 in a tyre size) should not fit innertubes.
For the recommended tyre pressures for your model of Celica, see our Celica Tyre Pressure Guide below.
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