A superior quality steel belted Radial full 80 profile diameter 185 VR 15 tyre, with authentic 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 640x15 and 670x15 as can be seen on our Tyre size Equivalents chart. Customers using the 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!
This full profile V rated 185x15 size (which could also be listed as 185/80R15 ) was a year and a half in development. It was due to this Blockley tyre size that Dunlops wholesaler agent panicked and got their 185R15 tyre V speed rated, while Vintage Tyre Supplies at Beaulieu also slashed the list price of the Dunlop Aquajet by a third. For a year they overproduced and got them into every specialist and car restorer / dealerships to ensure that Blockley would have difficulty selling our tyre when it was made!
Despite this onslaught we survived, while this 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, produced now on very old tooling.
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 has been inspected and checked for 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. 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 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