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    Classic 185-16 Tyres

  2. 185SR16 Michelin X
    185 SR 16 Michelin X

    Starting at £264.00 £220.00

  3. 600WR16 Michelin Pilot X
    6.00 R 16 Michelin Pilote X

    Starting at £457.20 £381.00

  4. 185VR16 Avon Turbosteel
    185R16 Avon Turbosteel

    Starting at £271.20 £226.00

  5. 185HR16 Vredestein Sprint Classic
    185 HR 16 Vredestein Sprint Classic

    Starting at £382.80 £319.00

  6. Jeu de 4 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
    Set of 4 185 VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
  7. Jeu de 5 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
    Set of 5 185R16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
  8. 185 R16 Michelin X
    Set of 4 185 R16 Michelin X

    Starting at £1,006.80 £839.00

  9. 185 R 16 Michelin X
    Set of 5 185 R 16 Michelin X

    Starting at £1,246.80 £1,039.00

  10. Alternatives to 185-16 Tyres

  11. 600 x 16 PIRELLI Stella Bianca
  12. Set of 4 600 x 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA
    Set of 4 6.00 x16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA
    Set of 5 6.00 / 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA
  14. 185-16 Inner Tubes

  15. Michelin 16F Offset Valve tube (Tubes)
    Michelin 16F Offset Valve Inner Tube
  16. reinforced Michelin Inner Tube
    Michelin 16F Offset Valve Reinforced Inner Tube

    Starting at £43.20 £36.00

  17. BUDGET 175-185 16" Offset Valve Inner Tube
    BUDGET 175-185 16" Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £12.00 £10.00

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185 - 16 Tyres

185-16 is the radial alternative to 600-16 tyres

This picture demonstrates the difference between proper period radial tyres and modern equivalents. It also demonstrates the benefits it will have on the steering and handling of a classic car by fitting a proper classic radial alternative.

  • The tyre second from the right is a 6.00H16 Avon TurboSpeed. A genuine period performance crossply tyre of the day.
  • On its right, the 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67; tall and thin, high performance radial tyre the perfect tyre for 50s and 1960s sports cars. The best handling radial for a 1950s sports car.
  • 3rd from the right is 185VR16 Avon TurboSteel. A wholly modern tyre only came into production in the 1960. Too small in diameter, and far too fat in foot print. Great for track days.
  • 4th from the right. 185SR16 Michelin X. you can see it is dimensionally spot on. Period look and we all know about Michelins build quality. Light steering with radial stability and grip.
  • 5th from the right 185HR16 Vredestein Sprint Classic. Bit smaller in diameter, Too wide, completely modern tyre, and looks it.
  • Far left is the radial 6.00WR16 Michelin Pilot X. A great very high performance tyre designed to look like a period crossply. Great on a Maserati or Ferrari.

185 – 16 inner tubes

We suggest fitting Michelin 16 F RET inner tubes in 185-16 classic car tyres.

The tyre size 185 – 16 is predominantly a tyre size for cars of the 1950s or early 1960s. In these heady days a lot of these cars fitted wire wheels. All of which should fit inner tubes. We are aware there are wire wheels out there that claim to be tubeless. However in our experience we have seen too many of these tubeless wire wheels fail to trust them. There were some classic cars that had pressed steel wheels that fitted 185-16 tyres. However again this is predominantly in the 1950s and before the development of the tubeless wheel rim, again we recommend an inner tube.

Hope fully this short film we have made about What is a tubeless wheel will clear up any questions you might have about weather or not to fit an inner tube in the wheels of your classic car.

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