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205/70VR15 Michelin XWX

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  1. Longstone Tyres

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    Feb 2, 2006
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    Dougal
    Hi

    I just thought i would let you know about a special deal we have currently on the 205/70VR15 XWX

    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pneu/205-70-15/205-70vr-15-michelin-xwx.html

    I know it isn't actually a genuine Ferrari tyre. I don't think any Ferrari fitted it as OE, however lots of 1960s cars fitted a 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato and because later cars fitted Michelin XWX, and low profile tyres were all the rage lots of people fitted them to cars like a 250GTE and a 250 GT Lusso.

    Anyway, we all like a bargain and there they are if that is what you want.
     
  2. JP365

    JP365 Formula Junior

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    Any chance that deal will expand to include 215/70/15 XWXs?
     
  3. Longstone Tyres

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    Yep https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/michelin-classic-tyres/xwx/215-70wr15-michelin-xwx.html

    Also deals on sets of 215/70R15 XWX & 2 off 225/70R15 XWX for the 512BB or Daytona https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/michelin-classic-tyres/xwx/215-70vr15-225-70vr15-michelin-xwx.html if that is what you are shopping for.

    However i might point out that the majority of cars in this section of the forum were not fitting 70 profile tyres, because they weren't invented untill 1968, and on top of that ferrari moved their models over to 70 profile tyres steadily with some cars still fitting full profile tyres through till the early '70.

    So i think pre 1960 they fitted https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-collezione/stella-bianca.html of which for now Pirelli only make a 6.00V16. which is correct for early 250 and 375 etc that sort of thing. where as the 166, 195 & 212 are a bit trickier to pin down, but they were smaller 15" tyres such as 5.90-15

    Then in the late '50s ferrari started to fit radial tyres with 400mm Borrani, and fitted https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/5883/category/6439 or maybe the 165 one. And towards the end of the '50s Pirelli were making https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/5459/category/6439 and fitted them on 16" Borrani.

    the cars like the 250 GT Cabriolet changed to 15" Borrani at the end of the '50s and with the 250GT/E fitted 185VR15 CA67 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/5457/category/6439

    Here is the bit that people often get wrong, because this tyre was not available for some time. In 1964 Pirelli introduced the CN72 which enabled them to make a 205R15 Cinturato https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/5483/category/6442 This tyre was OE on 330 GT 2+2, 500 Superfast, 365 California & 365 GT2+2. Lots of these cars in the period since then have been fitted with 215/70VR15 tyres, which are a little wider and quite a bit smaller in diameter.
     

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