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TVR Grantura 1958–1967

1960 TVR Grantura MKII

1960 TVR Grantura MKII

  • In 1958 the MK1 Grantura TVR came fitted with 560 - 15 tyres, on 4”X15” wheels.
  • The MK2 Grantura of 1960 – 1962, and the TVR Grantura MK3, MK3 1800, 1800s and the MK4 from 1962 to 1967 continued to fit crossply 5.60-15 tyres.
  • The only period fitment guides we have for 1960s TVR are Pirelli who recommended the radial 155 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • A 155 R15 is a correct radial alternative to 5.60-15. However we are aware many TVR Grantura owners fit wider rims and 165 R15 tyres.
  • We would recommend fitting a TVR Grantura with a 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • Michelin also make the 165-15 Michelin XAS, a late 1960s tyre that is also very well suited to the Grantura.
  • Owners of cars from this era sometimes prefer to have wider wheels and tires. In the case of a TVR Grantura, fitting a wider tire such as a 175/70 R15 or a 185/70 R15 would be acceptable.
  • • The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 make ideal wider tyres for a Grantura, because they have a carcass structure designed to suit the geometry of this period.
  • We would suggest fitting Michelin 15E innertubes in your TVR Grantura wire wheels.
  • It is important to note that the TVR Grantura is a lightweight classic car that is not well-suited for modern tire carcasses without significant modifications to the springs, caster, and camber.
  • Modern tyres with a profile lower than 70 should not be fitted to wire wheels because they should not be fitted with an innertube, and wire wheels require innertubes.

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History of the TVR Grantura

The TVR Grantura was the first in a long series of TVR vehicles. It debuted in 1958 and went through several iterations, culminating in the Mark I to Mark IV and 1800S versions. The final ones were produced in September 1967. These coupés were hand-built at the TVR facility in Blackpool, England, with varied mechanical specifications and were available as kits. All of the cars used a combination of Austin-Healey brakes, VW Beetle or Triumph suspension components, and BMC rear axles.

The bodyshell was constructed from glass-reinforced plastic and had a number of unique components. The bonnet was hinged at the front. There was no access from the back, but the boot could be opened from the inside; the spare wheel had to be taken through the front doors. Buyers may select from a variety of powerplants, including Ford side or overhead valve engines, a Coventry Climax unit, the MGA engine, and, finally, the 1798cc BMC B-series engine, depending on the type.

What are the best tyres for a TVR Grantura?

The 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 is arguably the best tyre in the size 165R15 for a classic car. It also has the benefit of being of the same period as a Grantura. The 165-15 Michelin XAS and 165 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 N are also excellent.

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