A superb 145 R 13 tyre, with steel belt construction and period correct authentic tread pattern. 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 MG Midgets and Sprites, Triumph Spitfire, Austin A30, Ford Anglia and so on. At £63 plus tax these Blockleys cost about £100, PER TYRE, less than a Michelin XAS! A set of these Blockley tyres is £248, or under £300 a set inclusive of vat . . . yet these will be the best tyres you will have ever driven on, see guarantee below.
|Rim width (min)||3"|
|Rim width (max)||4.5"|
|Rim width (recommended)||4"|
|Load index||74 (375kg.)|
|Speed rating||T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )|
Our Blockley 145R13 size 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 30 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 driven on, we'll 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 Blockleys 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 . . . .
Common fitments for 145R14 tyre size include:
Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite (known as Bugeye in the USA)
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). With the bigger engined Mk4 we suggest as an option our 165R13.
Triumph Herald, Triumph Standard 8
Austin Healey Sprite
Morris Marina and other BMC models.
Fiat 850 , Fiat 127 , Fiat 128 , Fiat X1/9
Renault 5 , Renault 6 , Renault 12 , Renault 15
Peugeot 104 , Peugeot 304
Fiat 128 , Fiat 850 Special , Fiat Panda 4x4
Simca 1000 and Simca 1100 series
Austin Allegro (also fitted 165R13 size)