A superb steel belted period correct looking full size profile 145 R 13 tyre built on new moulds and tooling to the usual Blockley high standards. Ideal for MG Midgets and Sprites, Triumph Spitfire etc. These Blockleys are some £100 PER TYRE less than a Michelin XAS!  A set of these Blockley tyres is under £300 a set, inclusive of vat . . . yet these will be the best tyres you will have ever driven on.

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
Speed rating T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )
Tread Pattern BR1

(£74.40 inc. vat)


Our 145R13 size is the best equivalent to a cross ply 5.20x13. For cars originally fitted with the cross ply 520x13 size, most customers today opt for the radial equivalent 145R13 size - because the cross ply tyres available today are so much worse quality than they were in period. This means these cars end up with smaller diameter radial tyres than they would have had.

As a consequence Blockley have produced the best handling steel belted tyre on the absolute maximum diameter tolerance for the 145R13 size, 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 sites with the Blockley diameter!!

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!  The low price for this Blockley 145R13 tyre is only because we sell our Blockleys direct to the end user, rather than through the usual Classic Tyre wholesalers.

Although 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.

Common fitments include:

Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

MG Midget

Austin A30 and A35

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 cars.

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

Volkswagen Polo

Austin Allegro (also fitted 165R13 size)

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