NO no no and no again, Giulietta's got 5 of a kind, that's it, back in the day there was more than one supplier of parts, Fergat & Borrani did the wheels, at certain times one was the preferred supplier, same with tyres. Michelin X and Pirelli Cinturato were the main choices, there were others. Price, availability, supply constraints all played a factor in what was supplied at certain times.I think in the day, Alfa fitted the X to the budget models, but the Cinturato was what they fitted to the more sporting models
This is the Paris Show '55 Normale on Cinturato's.... Here are two Series III Ti sedans, one on X's and one on Pirelli's, plus a '60 Series II Ti on Borrani's shod with Pirelli's's - all Factory pictures
Pronouncements such as the above without due diligence gives rise to urban myths and DIS-information which when repeated often enough become 'the truth' in people's minds. The Borrani = Veloce myth is exactly the sort of thing that has been mindlessly repeated and now Borrani's are priced way above Fergats, when the reality is that Borrani was simply the preferred or dominant supplier in '58 & early '59 when Bertone & Alfa batch built Veloce's.... early Factory pictures show Lightweights & SS's on Fergats, Sprint Normale's were regularly on Borrani's as were Ti's & Berlina's.
Agree that we are very fortunate to have the superb choice of 155 x 15 tyres available today for our cars. I've had Michelin X; XS; XAS, Pirelli's, General R280's and some rock hard Kelly tyres that came on the '60 Sprint. Currently all my running ones are on 155 Vredesteins which are fairly readily available locally and very competitively priced. The difference between new rubber and the old rubber when driving is remarkable.
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