CLASSIC TYRE SUPPLIERS
Pirelli Collezione Classic Tyre Suppliers
PIRELLI CINTURATO™ DEALERS
This small but important range of Collezione tyres celebrates Pirelli’s long history of supplying the best tyres for the world’s most exciting collector cars. Currently these tyres are available throughout the world distributed by the world's leading Collezione tyre specialists. Use the flags or drop down list above to find the distributer nearest to you and rest assured that with your historic car fitted with a tyre from the Pirelli Collezione range you will have a car that will handle as well as it did in period, while benefitting from today's quality control systems and the extra grip offered by improved compounds developed by modern days advances in science.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ VINTAGE TYRES
If in your car collection you happened to have a Maserati 250F, or a Lancia D50 or a 250 Tdf, you wouldbe very pleased to know that with in the small range of collezione tyres made by Pirelli was a 6.00-16Stella Bianca the go to racing tyre for racing cars of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Also perfect forFeltham Aston Martins and XK120, XK140 & XK150 Jaguars and a 3500GT Maserati. A 5.50-16 Sella Bianca follows for BMW 328, and the front of the Maserati 250F. Also Pirelli make a 5.50-18 Stella Bianca for pre war Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley and Bugatti.
PIRELLI CLASSIC TYRE SUPPLIERS
The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ radial tyre was invented in the 1950's and is the origin of the current PirelliCollezione range. Juan Manuel Fangio called the tyre PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ Extraordinary. The 5Times Formula 1 world champion was impressed by its absolute driving precision: which was unthinkable inthose days where cross-ply tyres were commonplace.
More rigid than cross-ply tyres, the CINTURATO ™ was the first tyre with a radial structure whichwrapped around the carcass like a belt. The result was a markedly sporting product, which was to makehistory. By the end of 1968 PIRELLI was exporting, or directly manufacturing, CINTURATO ™ tyre inas many as 137 countries worldwide.
The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre had excellent grip and speed capabilities. It's no surprise that PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre was original equipment on many of the great Italian cars of the 50's,60's and 70's. The Cinturato gave the grip and longevity expected of radial tyres, but more importantlyit gave the progressive handling that is needed for collectable classic cars, making the Pirelli Collezione range the market leader. Lamborghini, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati and many International collector car manufacturers like MGB, Porsche, ISO, BMW and Ford fitted the ground breaking PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyres. Importantly for today's Classic car user, the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre is a genuine period classic tyre. As well as being original fitment on MGB, Ferrari 250GT and Alfa Duetto, PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 are also a period radial tyre alternative for cars such as '50s and '60s Jaguars, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 and all the DB Aston Martins. These collezione carsleft the factory fitted with cross ply tyres and in many cases benefit from a period radial tyre such asPirelli Collezione on today's modern roads. Today we tend to find ourselves cruising on dual carriageways at over 50 mph (80kph) and crossply tyres tend to wander. Fitting a Cinturato from Pirelli’sCollezione range will dramatically diminish the wandering without making the steering much heavier as amore modern radial tyre would. As well as looking fantastic the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre will makeyour historic car handle superbly.
PIRELLI MODERN CLASSIC TYRES
The Pirelli Collezione Range continues to expand, encompassing the fabulous Cinturato CN36 that came out in 1968 as one of the first low profile tyres, transforming the performance of the Porsche range of cars and being OE on the Ford Escort Mexico and RS models, and being one of the up grades that Alpina made to the 2002Tii BMW.
In 1974 Pirelli released the P7, incredibly low profile tyres that again were utilised by cars like the Porsche 930 and then extending throughout the rest of the Porsche range. Of course the P7 hit the world of super cars by storm, with cars such as the Lamborghini Countach fitting tyres as wild as 345/35R15 P7 on the rear. Also in the second half of the 1970s Jaguar asked Pirelli to help them improve their luxury saloon range with the Cinturato P5 that was homologated for all Jaguar models in 1979 and carried on as an OE tyre for the XJ40.