The perfect "80 profile" full size 145 R 14 steel belted, with a good looking period correct designed tread pattern, built on new moulds and tooling to the usual Blockley high standards, with a good speed rating. Can also be called a 145/80R14 size. These tyres will be the best you will have ever driven on, guaranteed. The best 145R14's ever made for your Morris Minor, Lancia Flavia or anything else requiring the 145R14 size.

A set of the best tyres you can buy, for under £300, Inclusive of vat!

Type Radial
Rim diameter 14
Tread width 145mm
Overall diameter 597mm
Rim width (min) 3"
Rim width (max) 4.5"
Rim width (recommended) 4"
Load index 82 (475kg.)
Speed rating T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )
Tread Pattern BR1

(£74.40 inc. vat)


The 145R14 tyre is the radial equivalent to both a 5.00x14 and 5.20x14 cross ply tyre size, while the Blockley brand tyre is the closest in diameter you can get to the original cross ply 5.25x14 tyre diameter.These tyres are made to fit the original wheels which are a 3Jx14 (3" rim width) but can be used on wider rims up to 4.5" . For interest any tyre size larger than a 145R14 (such as a 155 or 165R14) is not recommended for the 3" rim width.

Minors that were produced with a 520x14 tyre size tend to be fitted today with the radial 145R14 tyre size because the cross ply tyres are so much less suitable now than they were in period ! This means cars such as these Morris Minors and many other cars end up with smaller diameter tyres than they would originally have had. So as a consequence Blockley have produced the best handling steel belted tyre on the absolute maximum diameter tolerance, making the Blockley THE most correct equivalent tyre you can buy today. Since this became known, our Blockley diameter 597mm (the maximum allowed for a 145R14) is now quoted on other tyres listed for sale, where they assume people will not check! And as with all Blockley radials, drive normally for 30 miles or so, use them for 1,000 miles and if they are not the best tyres you've driven on we'll have them back for a refund! You will be pleasantly surprised, and the cars fitted with them will look so much better with the period correct tread pattern.

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 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 145R14 would also be referred to as 145/80R14, which both mean the same thing. Our Blockley tyres are marked 145R14 on the sidewall because this is the authentic numbering as it would have been originally, on what is now a "Classic" car. In period, this 145R14 tyre was also referred to as 145-355 (a metric description).

The Blockley 145R14 tyres are E Marked and DOT marked (for use in the USA).

These Blockley 145R14 tyres are tubeless type and can be used without inner tubes, but if being fitted to non tubeless type wheels we also produce the thicker Blockley brand 145-14 tube to suit, not only heavier duty but also made from teh best inner tube mnaterial, buty.
And finally, when fitting, note that every single one of our Blockley tyres has been checked for balance and concentricity, and there is a small painted on yellow circle on the sidewall - if your fitter aligns this with the valve stem, this is the optimum position to fit the tyre. No other Classic car tyre has this feature . . .

A common fitment on:

DAF44 DAF 55

Renault 16

Peugeot 204.

Peugeot 304 , Peugeot 305

Lancia Flavia Coupe, Rally and Sprint

Morris Minor,

Minor 1000,

Morris Traveller

Riley 1.5

Wolseley 1500

Many BMC products of the time

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