A superior quality steel belted Radial full 80 profile diameter 185 VR 15 tyre, with authentic period correct tread pattern and sidewall, designed by Blockley. These are the best tyres you will ever drive on, with noticeable improvements in handling, ride and steering accuracy. There will also be a noticeable lightness to steering effort. And our surprisingly low prices are possible only because we sell direct to the end user, bypassing the big Classic Tyre wholesalers and their mark ups. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed!
|Tread width||5.67" / 196mm|
|Overall width||7.28" / 184mm|
|Overall diameter||26.65" / 677mm|
|Rim width (min)||4"|
|Rim width (max)||6"|
|Rim width (recommended)||5.5"|
|Load index||91 (615kg.)|
|Speed rating||V ( 149mph / 240 kph )|
This Blockley 185 VR 15 is a properly designed full size "80 profile" steel belted Radial tyre, with an exceptional speed rating and period correct tread pattern, designed in house. It is a radial alternative to the cross ply 6.40x15 and 6.70x15 as can be seen on our Tyre size Equivalents chart. Our 185VR15 is also teh equivalent of the now unavailable 195/70R15 size, and identical to the 185R380 whichwas marketed in Europe in period. Customers using our Blockley 185VR15 have often commented on how the steering has lightened, and in many cases has enabled the customers not to fit the power steering they were about to embark on! These Blockley 185R15 tyres are E Marked and DOT marked (for use in the USA).
This full profile V rated 185x15 size (which could also be listed as 185/80R15 ) was a year and a half in development, with the prototype on display early in 2009, and Blockley released the production of 185VR15 tyres for sale in 2010. The Dunlop Aquajet was then subsequently both V speed rated and its price reduced.
Despite significant competitor reaction, we survived. This Blockley 185VR15 tyre has proven its worth with its unbelievable handling, ride characteristics and longevity. Many have commented on the lighter steering, as if power steering has been added! The wet weather performance is impressive, but best of all it looks good on the cars. Our tyre is more authentic looking on a 1960s Jaguar than the Dunlop Aquajet which was a later introduced design.
Also remember the Blockley radial tyres guarantee. Scrub in (ie drive normally) for say 30 miles, then use for 1,000 or so miles and if they are not the best tyres you have ever driven on we will refund. Lighter steering, better ride, good in the wet and so on. Looks fantastic as in period. Perfection!
Every single one of these Blockley 185VR15 tyres made has been inspected and checked for concentricity and dynamic balance. The small painted yellow circle on the side wall can be aligned with the valve stem by the tyre fitter so they know the optimum place to put the tyre. We perform this additional inspection process as we supply the best possible no-compromise product, and belive there is nothing better that can be fitted to your Classic , irrespective of the other brands being aggressively pushed. No other Classic tyre has this inspection process on every tyre. The remarkably low price of this highest quality tyre is only because we sell direct to the customer / end user, avoiding the mark ups of the Classic Tyre Wholesalers that people have got used to buying their tyres through.
Suitable fitment for many cars, such as :
-Alvis 3 litre 1950 - 1957
-Aston Martin DB4 (post 1962), DB5 and DB6 (series 1 and 2)
- BMW 2600, BMW 3200
- Chevrolet Corvette C2 (1963 - 1967 )
-Citroen ID (ID21, ID19, ID21) and DS (DS21, DS23)
-Gordon Keeble. All models 1964 - 1966-
- Jaguar E type (S1 and S2) , Mk1 , Mk2 , S Type (we make larger sizes also)
- Jensen CV8, 541R, 541S and Interceptor (we make larger sizes also)
- Mercedes 220D
- Morgan +8
- Triumph TR6 (cars supplied new to the USA)
- Rover P4 , Rover P5
- Bristol 410