Avon CR6ZZ

Avon CR6ZZ Tyres Explained


CR6ZZ


  • The Avon CR6ZZ is a road-legal race radial tyre designed to suit classic cars.
  • The CR6ZZ is developed by Avon as an all weather tarmac race and rally tyre for classic cars.
  • The CR6ZZ is on MSA List 1B for Sports/Upgraded tyres suitable for competition.
  • It is a shame that the CR6ZZ is not made with a period tread pattern, and doesn’t look like a classic tyre.
  • The range of Avon CR6 ZZ tyres offer incredibly wide, tall sidewall tyres, which are particularly popular in the 15” rim size, for cars like AC Cobra and De Thomaso Pantera.
  • Although Avon's CR6ZZ is road legal, it is made with a compound designed for racing, not longevity or durability.
  • For more Avon technical data and rim size recommendations, have a look at our CR6ZZ dimensions table.
Porsche 911 on Avon CR6 ZZ Tyres

Porsche 911 on Avon CR6 ZZ Tyres


CR6 ZZ Tyres


For competition use, Avon's CR6ZZ classic race tyre handles beautifully in all weathers on a classic car. The carcass is designed to handle in a progressive manner, which is what makes it so suitable for a classic car chassis. The CR 6 ZZ has a competition compound which is great for all forms of classic motorsport, be it vintage racing, historic rallying or classic track days.

Within the construction of a tire, gaining one advantage often requires balancing it against another. The CR6 ZZ is a racing compound that offers excellent track racing performance, although road legal, it will deteriorate more quickly than a road compound. Additionally, while its tread pattern is excellent for racing, it is not ideally suited for road use and does not resemble a classic road tire.

For radial sports car tyres of the 1950s a Michelin X or PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 would be more suitable. 1960 again, Pirelli Cinturato CA67, CN72, CN36 and Michelin XAS, the 1970s Pirelli CN36, CN12 and XWX


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The CR6ZZ is a range of road-legal radial competition tyres suitable for classic performance cars. They are an all-weather tyre designed to be used for competition driving in disciplines such as classic road rallying, track-days and circuit racing. Available in a wide range of high-profile sizes appropriate for the period. A range covering everything from minis and MGBs to Austin Healey 3000 and Ford GT40s. Although the CR6ZZ uses competition compounds, the aesthetics of the tyre are very much in keeping with the cars they are intended to fit.

  • Confidence inspiring, wet weather performance.
  • An appropriate level of dry grip for the period, to avoid overloading suspension components.
  • Road legal.
  • Avon CR6ZZ tyres
  • Classic tread pattern design.
  • List 1B permitted race tyre.
  • Competition tread compound.
  • Designed specifically to complement the chassis characteristics of classic and historic performance cars.

Avon CR6ZZ Classic Tyres


Avon CR6ZZ
Avon produce a range of road legal race tyres called the Avon CR6ZZ in several sizes which are suited to many of the faster classic cars like the classic AC Cobra and fantastic Ford GT40, the Avon CR6ZZ classic tyre is ideally suited for the classic car enthusiast who may want to drive his or her classic to and from the circuit be it on a track day or a race.
Avon CR 6 ZZ Road legal race tyres are developed to suit classic cars suspension and steering
The CR6ZZ Avon tyres, are used as wets for some race series
The Avon CR6 ZZ has an extensive range of tall side walled radial tyres, specially in 15”

Avon CR6ZZ Dimensions and Rim Recommendations





10" Rim Diameter

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165/70HR10 Avon CR6ZZ 4.0 - 5.5 493 165

13" Rim Diameter

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175/70HR13 Avon CR6ZZ 4.5 - 6.0 580 175
185/70HR13 Avon CR6ZZ 4.5 - 6.0 579 186

14" Rim Diameter

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185/70HR14 Avon CR6ZZ 4.5 - 6.0 625 195

15" Rim Diameter

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155HR15 Avon CR6ZZ 4.0 - 5.0 634 158
175/70HR15 Avon CR6ZZ 4.5 - 6.0 636 182
185/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 4.5 - 6.0 644 198
205/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 5.0 - 7.0 676 213
215/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 6.5 - 7.5 635 222
215/70VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 5.5 - 7.0 678 229
225/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 6.0 - 8.0 653 232
225/65VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 6.0 - 8.0 678 231
245/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 7.0 - 8.5 678 250
275/55VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 8.0 - 10.0 685 280
295/50VR15 Avon CR6ZZ 8.5 - 10.5 685 305


Avon CR6ZZ Tyre FAQ


Q: Are the Avon CR6ZZ racing tyres road legal?

A: Yes, the CR6ZZ range of tyres are fully treaded and e-marked making the road legal for the highway. As a road tyre t hey are not perfect, because they do not offer a great deal of tread and use a compound that is developed as a road race tyre.

Q: Are the Avon CR6ZZ tyres crossply or radial.

A: The Avon CR6ZZ range of racing tyres are a radial tyre built onto a carcass that is developed to suit a classic car chassis, so they have rounded, well-structured shoulders to give progressive handling. The range was developed towards the end of the last century and sadly, they do not have a period tread pattern but they do handle very well on the track.

Q: Would the Avon CR6ZZ tyre be good for an AC Cobra?

A: Because the AC Cobra has 15” wheels but needs a tall side wall, the CR6ZZ range offers a great selection of tall 15” tyres perfect for the Cobra. Interesting point that one of the original Cobra tyres was the 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67, that is still made today, but people tend to want a wider tyre, anything from 205/70R15 to 295/50R15.

Q: Can Avon CR6ZZ tyres fit inner tubes?

A: All tyres fitted to wire wheels should fit inner tubes. You can fit inner tubes into 70-profile tyres, such as the 185/70VR15 CR6ZZ or 205/70R15 CR6ZZ. But you should not fit inner tubes into lower profile tyres such as 225/65R15 CR6ZZ, 245/60R15 CR6ZZ, 275/55R15 CR6ZZ or the 295/70R15 Avon CR6ZZ tyres.

Q: Are The CR6ZZ Avon racing tyres tubeless tyres?

A: Yes, Avons whole range of CR6ZZ racing tyres are tubeless tyres. However, if you are fitting them onto non-tubeless wheels, such as wire spoked wheels, then you need inner tubes. However, you should not fit an inner tube in any tyre lower profile than 70%.


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