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  1. early 1900

    1900, 2000 & 2600 (1950-1968)
    Oo, my listings for early cars list 1900 = 5.50X16 1900 C Coupe 6.00X16 what do you think. I have 2 books that suggest that is the case. however what we do know is that Pirelli ahve now made the 6.00X16 Stella Bianca https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-collezione/stella-bianca.html and it...
  2. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    I fully understand this. I am not trying to convince people that you get what you pay for. i am simply pointing out a fact that a cheap tyre is not as good as a top quality one. i fully understand that some people want to pootle round slowly. Some don't care that the handling isn't as good...
  3. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    I recomend just driving them more. But i understand your sentiment. And it is fair to say, we sell more tyres to people replacing old tyres I'm afraid this is a contradiction in terms. because these discount tyres are the wrong shape and carcass structure is built to be fitted to another type...
  4. early 1900

    1900, 2000 & 2600 (1950-1968)
    Hi Looking through some stuff from Pirelli i have found that the early 1900 fitted https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/600-16/600-16-pirelli-stella-bianca.html which they have just had remanufactured. am i right in thinking it fitted them untill 1955 and then they moved to the 400mm wheels...
  5. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    divotandtralee do not tar me with the same brush that you would be tared by. That might be the way you would do it. However we encourage our customers to buy the tyres that would make the cars drive at their best. regardless of cost. we beleive it is up to our customers to look after their...
  6. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    In a recent magazine article they tested a selection of Classic tyres back to back. It wasn't the CA67 that you might fit to a Giulietta it was the CN36 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-collezione/cinturato-cn36.html However the Pirelli won considerably. The article is at the bottom of...
  7. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    Surely you wouldn't suggest that a Giulietta drives better on the Vredestein? yep the Vredestein is cheap, but you couldn't suggest it drives as good as a current fresh rubber, production Pirelli?
  8. Tyres

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    This is the point that many of you seem to be missing. The features that make a modern tyre a step forward are included in the build of the current classic Pirelli Cinturato range. Except a modern tread pattern for moving standing water. Just a slightly wet road, and the advantage of the tread...
  9. Tyres

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    I'm sorry Gator that is wrong. self leveling stiffer suspension, with vast amouts of caster and adverse camber have got nothing to do with the suspension of your Montreal. your suspension which travels much further than a modern car, does not increase the advers camber so that as your car...
  10. Tyres

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    The car and the tyre have been developed together. the tyre has developed to take advantages of modern car design. So a modern tyre does not work as well on an old car, as a proper classic car tyre. modern tyre tread design does contribute towards the movement of water. However compound is...
  11. Tyres

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    I'm also am not a fan of the Vredestein. among other things they look completely modern, and aren't a proper period tyre like the Cinturato. I have driven a Spider on them and didn't like them we fitted XAS on that car...
  12. Brand new 1-2 year old tires?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Thee more you drive your classic car the better value for money you get.
  13. Tires

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    the date code of the 155R15 CA67 tyres we are shipping currently is 6th week of 2019. Not bad for an obsolete tyre
  14. Brand new 1-2 year old tires?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    You can end up buying tyres that are old so make sure you buy them from a reputable dealer. Or instead you can use Longstone tyres. We are very careful to apply FIFO, which is a bit of a pain in the bum, but you just put systems in place and be vigilant, because with some tyre manufactureres...
  15. Tyres

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    Hi What tyres are you guys fitting? Did you know about these https://www.longstonegomme.it/pneu/205-70-14/205-70wr14-pirelli-cinturato-cn36.html How many Montreals are still on the road? How many are now fitting 15 or 16 inch wheels?
  16. Best wheels for GTV-6

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Michelin don't make a 200/60HR365 any more. However they do make https://www.longstonetires.fr/michelin-pneus-collection/trx/220-55vr365-michelin-trx.html How wide is your rim. they might fit. these are the same diameter and an R5 Turbo fitted either
  17. Best wheels for GTV-6

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hi I'm not an advocate of over tyreing these sports cars. However if it is going to happen, did you know about Pirelli's remake of the P7 https://www.longstonetires.fr/pirelli-collezione/cinturato-p7.html Those Countach front tyres might be just the ticket
  18. Suggested tires for Spiders

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    We do the 185/70R14 XAS https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/michelin-classic-tyres/xas/185-70r14-michelin-xas.html too. Bu they haven't mad the 175/70 for a long time
  19. Tire Manufacturer?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    It may be the case that an original 1970s Cinturato CN36 didn't give as good milage as it a Vredestein tyre that was made in the 2000s. If that was not the case then it would be a joke. It isn't a relative comparison. modern levels of build quality, and compounds have dramatically improved...
  20. Tire Manufacturer?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    to be fair i am a bit of a tart. i just think the Lotus Elite is the best looking car post war. However it was watching them race that truly turned by head. they just go into a corner so fast. And the eliment of a little old English company makeing giant beating cars with such a tiny little...
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