A 205/70VR15 tyre size, steel belted with a good W speed rating (168mph / 270kph) having a period correct authentic tread pattern - perfection! This radial ply tyre size was also referred to in period as E70R15. There are also some misused sizes often quoted that mean the same size, such as ER/70 VR 15 , E70VR15 , ER70V15 and ER70R15. Note this tyre size is the radial equivalent of a cross ply tyre size 6.70x15.
|Overall width||8.27" / 210mm|
|Overall diameter||26.3" / 668mm|
|Rim width (min)||5.5"|
|Rim width (max)||7"|
|Rim width (recommended)||5.5 - 6"|
|Load index||90 (600kg.)|
|Speed rating||W (168mph / 270 kph )|
This Blockley 205/70 VR 15 W speed rated (168mph) is a steel belted Radial tyre, with an exceptional speed rating with period correct tread pattern, designed in house at Blockley. The W rating was incorporated when some German customers requested this higher speed rate, because it was necessary as part of their yearly German TUV inspection. For E marking purposes, this tyre is marked on the sidewall 205/70VR15 90W . This tyre is E marked and also DOT marked for use in the USA.
A tyre size used on many cars such as Jensen, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford Mustang, many Italian sportscars as well as cars which fitted a cross ply 6.70x15 tyre size originally. In addition, the 205/70R15 tyre size is ideal for those wanting a wider version of a 185R15 which has teh same diameter, as well as a good replacement for the no longer available 195/70R15 size.
We have never understood at Blockley why other manufacturers sell their 205/70R15 size at such excessive prices. The Classic tyre wholesalers over a period of time have trained customers to being "ripped off". Remember that a 205/70VR15 tyre is basically a slightly wider version of a 185VR15 tyre size. 205/70R15 is a popular size that sells in adequate numbers yet costs very little more to produce than a 185R15 size, because the mould costs almost the same, as do the tyres, which is why Blockley charge little more for our 205/70WR15 tyre. This demonstrates that Blockley does not exist for the same reasons as our competitors. So do not be concerned at what might appear to be a low price for our Blockley 205/70VR15 W speed rated tyre. This is only because we sell direct to the end user or garages and restoration shops, and not via the "Classic" tyre wholesaler middlemen. This superb tyre represents incredible value.
Every one of these 205/709VR15W 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 position to place it. We perform this additional inspection process as part of supplying the best possible no-compromise product. You will not find this feature on any other Classic car tyre! Scrub them in (ie drive normally for say the first 50 miles) and then use them for 1,000 miles or so - if you are not convinced these Blockleys are the best tyres you've ever driven on (ride, handling, steering etc.) we will give a refund.
And for those who require an inner tube, we also produce a correctly sized, thick butyl Blockley Superior tube to suit, which is not the same tube as the lighter tube fitted to the 185 section tyre. And don't forget the rim bands if fitting to original wire wheels.
Cars that typically fit this 205/70R15 size are:
- Jaguar E Type Series 3 (V12)
- Jaguar XJS V12 (First series - later cars had the 125 profile we also produce)
- Jaguar XJ6 standard fitment
- Jaguar XJ12 (the earlier cars fitted this size before having the larger 215 section tyre shortly afterwards)
- Daimler Double six
- Jensen Interceptor