165HR400 radial tyre with the correct diameter which has awesome handling and ride characteristics. These steel belt construction tyres are the best 165R400 ever made, and you will not believe the improvement in handling these period correct Blockleys will result in over what you have been used to. A size used for many Lancias (Aurellia, Flaminia, Aprillia), Alfa Romeo 1900, Ferrari 250 and the Citroen Traction Avant. The 165R400 tyre size was the first radial tyre size that was available for sale to the public.

Type Radial
Rim diameter 400mm (15.748")
Overall width 166mm
Overall diameter 677mm
Rim width (max) 185
Load index 87 H (545kg)
Speed rating H (130mph / 210kph )
Tread Pattern BR1

(£166.80 inc. vat)


This Blockley 165 HR 400 is a properly designed full diameter steel belt Radial tyre, with a good speed rating (H speed rated - 130mph / 210kph) and period correct tread pattern, designed in house. The 165R400 tyre is a radial replacement for the cross ply tyre sizes 130x40 and 140x40. These Blockley 165HR400 tyres are E marked as well as DOT marked for use in the USA.

Please note that Pirelli (a brand owned by the Chinese government) claim that their Cinturato "CA67" 165HR400 is the only H speed rated 165R400 tyre, but this is not a correct statement. The Blockley 165R400 tyre is H (130mph) speed rated, but the big difference with the Blockley is that the Blockley 165HR400 has the correct larger diameter that this tyre should have!

Blockley produced this 165HR400 tyre so there could be a good speed rated and infinitely better handling tyre than the Michelin which was the only 400mm wheel size option, because something much more wholesome has been needed for some decades. Knowing the Lancia Aurellia and Flaminia Zagato pushed us to commit to this unusual millimetric size, which required much in the way of specialist tyre making tooling. Since starting this project Pirelli also have produced this size with the same speed rating as us, but the Pirelli diameter is too small! These 165R400 Blockleys will be the best you have ever driven on and come with the usual Blockley radial tyre guarantee to scrub them in for 30 miles and if you are not overjoyed in every aspect over the next 1000 miles or so we will offer a full refund. Anyone previously using a 165R400 tyre size is in for a nice surprise!

The 165R400 is also a good tyre size for a Traction Avant Citroen over the cross ply 130/140x40 and 150/160x40 cross ply tyre sizes available now, the Blockley being a great handling tyre and very cost effective alternative choice. The 160/40 tyre was listed with Citroen from 1932 and the 165/400 size was listed with Citroen from 1939, and used on theTraction Avant until production ended in 1957.

Please note that as per original period specification this 165HR400 tyre is a tube type, just as the 165R400 size was in period, so you will need to fit a correct fitting inner tube - see below.

Perfect for Lancia Aurelia, Lancia Flaminia , Lancia Aprillia

Alfa Romeo 1900 , 2000 , 2600

Citroen Traction Avant

Citroen ID, DS 19 (AR)

Ferrari 250 option

Peugeot Darl'mat

Fiat 8V

Alvis TC21 with Graber bodywork option.

Salmson 2300S

Frazer Nash Targa Florio - radial option.

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