The perfect 145 R 13 tyre, with period correct authentic tread pattern, built with a high quality steel belt tyre construction. This is a full diameter 80 profile tyre (ie 145/80R13 ), built on new tyre moulds and tooling to the usual Blockley high standards. Perfect for cars such as Austin Healey Sprite, MG Midget, Triumph Spitfire, Austin A30, Ford Anglia and so on. At £63 plus tax these Blockley tyres work out about £100, PER TYRE, less than a equivalent Michelin XAS!  A set of these Blockley tyres costs £248, or under £300 a set inclusive of vat (posible because we sell direct) . . . yet these will be the best tyres you will have ever driven on, see guarantee below.

Type Radial
Rim diameter 13
Tread width 147mm
Overall diameter 573mm
Rim width (min) 3"
Rim width (max) 4.5"
Rim width (recommended) 4"
Load index 74 (375kg.)
Speed rating T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )
Tread Pattern BR1

(£74.40 inc. vat)


Our Blockley 145R13 tyres is equivalent to the cross ply 5.20x13 tyre size. For cars originally fitted with this cross ply 5.20x13 size, customers today opt for the radial equivalent 145R13 size (also called 145/80R13) - because the cross ply tyres in general that are available today are so much lower in quality than they were in period. The result of this is that these cars now end up with smaller diameter radial tyres, compared to what they would have originally had.

As a consequence Blockley have produced this best handling steel belted 145R13 tyre on the absolute maximum diameter tolerance allowed for E marking, making the Blockley 145R13 size THE most correct equivalent tyre diameter you can get. And surprisingly, as soon as this fact became known, other tyre brands were suddenly listed on other websites with diameter similar to our Blockley 145R13 !!

Note that in period a full diameter (also called 80 profile) tyre did not have the "/80" listed in the tyre size, because all radial tyres were 80 profile i.e. full size. It was only much later as lower profile tyres started to become more common that many tyres started having the full profile marked on the sidewall. So 145R13 would also be referred to as 145/80R13, which both mean the same thing. Our Blockley tyres are marked 145R13 on the sidewall because this is the authentic numbering as it would have been originally, on what is now a "Classic" car. Also note that the 145R13 tyre size could also be referred to in period as 145-330 , a metric numbering system often quoted on mainland Europe.

These Blockley 145R13 tyres are E Marked and DOT marked (for use in the USA). As with all Blockley radials, drive normally for 40 miles or so, then use them as hard as you want for 1,000 or so miles, and if you are not convinced these Blockleys are the best tyres you've ever driven on, we will have them back for a refund! We know the handling and ride will be perfection, hence the guarantee. The remarkably low price for this period correct looking Blockley 145R13 tyre is only possible because we sell our Blockley tyres direct to the end user, thus avoiding the mark ups of the Classic Tyre wholesalers.

Although this 145R13 tyre is produced as a tubeless type tyre, if being fitted to non tubeless type wheels we also have a thick Blockley 145x13 tube to suit, much more robust than anything you will have come across previously. And finally, when fitting, note that every one of our Blockley tyres has been inspected for balance and concentricity, and there is a small painted on yellow circle on the sidewall - if your tyre fitter aligns this with the valve stem, this is the optimum position to fit the tyre. No other Classic car tyre has this feature, because of the additional cost . . . .

Known fitments for 145R13 tyre size include:

Austin Healey Sprite (known also as Bugeye in the USA and Frogeye in the UK)

MG Midget

Austin A30, Austin A35, Austin A40

Fiat 750 Abarth

Ford Popular , Ford Anglia , Ford Cortina (1200 and 1300) , Ford Escort Mk2 .

Ford Fiesta 1.1 , Ford 1.8 D

Lotus Elan , Lotus 7

Triumph Spitfire (Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 and Mk 4).

Triumph Herald

Honda S600

Standard Eight, Standard Ten

Austin Healey Sprite 

Morris Marina

Fiat 850 , Fiat 127 , Fiat 128 , Fiat X1/9

Renault 5 , Renault 6 , Renault 12 , Renault 15

Peugeot 104 , Peugeot 304

DAF 33

Fiat 128 , Fiat 850 Special , Fiat Panda 4x4


Simca 1000 and Simca 1100 series

Simca 1200 S Coupe

Volkswagen Polo

Austin Allegro (which also fitted 165R13 size)

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