Blockley full diameter 80 profile 165R15 steel belted tyre of unsurpassed quality, with a high speed rating. You will not believe the massive improvement in ride and handling when you drive on them - guaranteed !
|Tread width||164mm 4.92"|
|Overall width||172mm 6.61"|
|Overall diameter||644mm 25.20"|
|Rim width (min)||4"|
|Rim width (max)||5.5"|
|Rim width (recommended)||4.5"|
|Load index||86 (530kg.)|
|Speed rating||V ( 149mph / 240 kph ))|
This Blockley 165VR15 is a current designed full size "80 profile" steel belted Radial tyre, with a great speed rating and lovely period correct tread pattern, designed in house. Built specifically for period cars. Our Blockley 165R15 was the first V rated tyre in this size available in modern times, with other brands such as Pirelli and Michelin following suit only recently, at their vastly inflated "brand name" prices! Nothing available will match what we produce. These Blockley 165R15 tyres are E Marked and DOT marked (for use in the USA).
The prototype set was tested by historic rallyist Paul Wignall on his Alfa Romeo Giulietta on the 2015 Rally of the Tests (Pirelli Challenge) which he won outright. These tyres, as with all Blockley radials, once scrubbed in (ie driven on normally for say 30 miles), are truly unbelievable in the wet and dry and we know have no equal. The low price of this tyre is only because we sell our products direct and not through the Classic tyre wholesalers, which means we can supply you the best product at a surprisingly low price, benefitting the actual end user rather than the middle man. We make tyres at Blockley because we are car people ourselves with great cars and use the products we make, which is why all Blockley products (tyres, tubes and bands) are a no compromise perfect product.
Suitable for many cars from the 1960s including Alfa Romeo, MG A and Porsches (356, 912, early 911 and 914/6) and so on. Below are listed some other models we know of.
Every one of these tyres is inspected and checked for dynamic balance - The small painted yellow circle on the side wall can be aligned with the valve stem by the tyre fitter so they know the optimum place to put it. We perform this additional inspection process as we are determined to supply the best possible no-compromise product.
A popular size typically suitable for:
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia
- MGA , MGC , MG TF , MG TD , MG YB
- (Austin Healey) Healey 100/4 , 110/6 , 3000
- Peugeot 430 , 404
- Porsche 356, Porsche 912 and early 911
- Triumph TR2/3/4/5/6
- Morgan 4/4
- Daimler Dart (original size)
- VW Beetle 1600 , k70 , Karman Ghia
- Volvo 131 , 133 , P1800, Amazon
- Lancia Flavia Sport Coupe Convertible, 1.8LX , 2000 , 2000LX
- Saab 96 option
- Saab 99GL (all variants including L and Combi),
- Scimitar. Sabre6 , SE4 , SE4A
- TVR Vixen (original fitment on 4 1/2" wheels)
The oil present in new tyres can cause the stripe to intially discolour this process usually continues until the tyre has completed 2500-3000 miles. To help you combat this it is strongly recommended that you use our whitewall cleaner that can be purchased from our store