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early Elan tyre Pirelli Cinturato CA67 145HR13

PostPost by: dougal cawley » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:01 pm


Apologies for the commercial posting, but hopefully it is informative as well as commercial.

for ages now there hasn't been a good 145R13. and the certainly hasn't been a proper classic tyre in the size either. However Pirelli have just made one. It is the Cinturato CA67 so it is a genuine sports car tyre, with a carcass that is designed to compliment cars of that period, (not just a tyre that is the right size) It has a H speed rating.

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/145-r- ... -ca67.html

oh yes, because it is a genuine period tyre they also look cool.

you might let me off this commercial posting as i have sort of joined your gang. here iss a picture of my car fitting the Cinturato.
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PostPost by: Thornts » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:02 am

Welcome Dougal
Outrageous commercialism totally forgiven by including a photo of an Elite.
Personally I welcome the availability of a correct spec. tyre rather than one that is just the right size (and by that I mean only the right size rather than a Goldilocks-style prefect fit).
Will there be a discount for 10? My Frogeye needs a set too though with tyres being age limited, it may be a while before I place an order. I would also need to get my head around a set being 2/3 of what I paid for the car (with a good set of tyres on it!).
Your next challenge is to get Pirelli to remake correct spec tyres for an early Elise. At least there are other decent alternatives though in 20 years time when they are considered concours cars...
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 am

To show my dedication to safety as a commercial entity maybe this safety film might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxx1Zn- ... ZSWsg0qkkh

Yes discount are there to people who ring up and haggle 00441302711123 They are also perfect for a Frog eye.

I can't see any determination from Pirelli to get involved with Elise tyres for some time because there will be such a wide availability of alternatives out there.
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