A superior quality Radial tyre 185 VR 15
|Tread width||5.67" / 196mm|
|Overall width||7.28" / 184mm|
|Overall diameter||26.65" / 677mm|
|Rim width (min)||5"|
|Rim width (max)||6.5"|
|Rim width (recommended)||5.5"|
|Speed rating||V (149mph)|
This Blockley 185 VR 15 is a modern designed full diameter "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.
This full profile V rated 185x15 size (which some list as 185/80R15 ) was a year and a half in development. It was due to this Blockley tyre that Dunlop panicked and got their 185R15 Aquajet 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 they could 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 on very old tooling.
Also remember the Blockley radial tyres guarantee. Use normally / scrub in for say 30 miles, use for 1,000 or so miles and if these great ;looking tyres are not the best tyres you've ever driven on we will refund. Lighter steering, better ride, good in the wet and so on. Perfection!
Every one of these Blockley tyres is 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 it. We perform this additional inspection process as we are determined to supply the best possible no-compromise product.
Suitable fitment for many cars, such as :
-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)
- Ferrari 250GT 250GTE
-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 (for USA use)