Original tyres

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Dougal Cawley
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Original tyres

Post by Dougal Cawley » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:19 am

Hi

Does anyone know what models of P6 Rover fitted the 165HR14 Pirelli Cinturato and between which years?

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Re: Original tyres

Post by NickDunning » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:33 pm

Hi Dougal
I believe the Pirelli tyres were fitted throughout the run of the P6 2000/2200. They were designed specifically for the car.

There was a bit of bad feeling in the tyre industry, and it took a bit of time (circa 1965) before the Dunlop equivalent tyre was approved by Rover.

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Nick
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Gene
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Re: Original tyres

Post by Gene » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:43 am

Dougal,

Although the P6's were factory fitted with Pirelli Cinturatos I don't think 165HR14 tyres would have been fitted to any P6's - HR spec tyres are for 125mph, which 4 cylinder P6's wouldn't do! The V8's did have HR tyres, but they were 185HR14's not 165's.

Another interesting thing I discovered when fitting new tyres to my 1964 car (now sold :( ) was that the early ones had inner tubes!

Cheers,
Simon

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