TVR Vixen Tyres
1972 TVR Vixen S1
TVR Vixen 1967–1973
- For the TVR Vixen of the 1960s we would suggest the 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- The 165-15 Michelin XAS and 165 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 are also excellent sports car tyres.
- Our only period fitment guide for TVR cars suggests that the Vixen fitted tubeless wheels. Innertubes are optional, and not essential for these wheels to function providing that your wheels are still airtight.
- The Michelin 15E is the correct innertube for these tyres.
TVR Vixen Recommended Tyres
Other Options for TVR Vixen Tyres
History of the TVR Vixen
The classic TVR Vixen is a hand-built sports car that was designed and built by TVR in England from 1967 until 1973. Ford-engined, it succeeded the classic MG-engine TVR Grantura 1800s. Power originally came from the Ford supplied Ford Kent four-cylinder engine familiar to many classic Ford Cortina GT. Power was 88 hp, although this increased to 92 hp with the use of the Capri engine from the S3 on.
The body was made of fibreglass, which was built around a tubular frame. The interim Series 4 model built in 1972-73 used a combination of round and square-section steel tubing. It had double wishbone suspension at both ends, and disc brakes at the front (with drums at the back)The car was significantly lighter than mainstream competitors such as the classic MG MGB GT and offered correspondingly class-leading performance and fuel economy.
We would suggest fitting 165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67. If you want a later wider tyre then 185/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 N. However these early cars handle better on a thinner tyre.