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1975 Vauxhall Chevette Brochure Cover Photo

1975 Vauxhall Chevette Brochure Cover Photo


Vauxhall Chevette 1975–1984


  • The Standard Chevette fitted 155 R13, for which we recommend the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 or the 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF.
  • Our period fitment guides suggest that all Chevettes fitted tubeless wheels, innertubes are not therefore required unless your wheel rims are no longer airtight.
  • These tyres can fit a Michelin 13D innertube.
  • Some models, like the Chevette GLS, fitted 175/70 R13 tyres, for which we recommend the 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.
  • For these models of Vauxhall Chevette, we suggest tyre pressures of 25 psi front and 28 psi rear.
  • The Vauxhall Chevette Sports Hatch back 1600GL, GLS and 2000 GLS we suggest 185/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.
  • These tyres would best fit a Michelin 13E innertube.
  • For the Vauxhall Chevette Hatchback pressures, we suggest 26 psi front and rear.
  • Original equipment Vauxhall Chevette tyres were often either Goodyear G800 or Dunlop SP4. Sadly both of these tyres are no longer made.
  • Some of the Chevette 2300HS fitted 205/60R13 tyres, of which we can offer the 205/60 R 13 Vredestein.

The Vauxhall Chevette is largely based on the Opel Kadett C with some alterations.

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Vauxhall Chevette Rally Spec

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History of the Vauxhall Chevette


Built between 1975 and 1984, the Vauxhall Chevette was a supermini intended to be a small-sized version of the American Chevrolet but would be heavily based on the Opel Kadett, which was differentiated by the use of the Pontiac "Shovel-nose" look. It would be the best-selling hatchback in the UK from 1975–1978, with its light steering, clutch, gearchange, and rear-wheel drive giving it a sprightly performance.


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, 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.


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