TVR Grantura Tyres
TVR Grantura 1958–1967
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.
TVR Grantura Recommended Tyres
Other Options for TVR Grantura Tyres
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.
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.