895x135 beaded edge / clincher tyre produced by Blockley. A superb tyre with robust construction, which you can use with total confidence. We built this tyre because we were so unimpressed with what else was available. Built on brand new tooling, and unlike anything else available.
|Rim diameter||895x135 Rim|
|Rim width (recommended)||895x135 Rim only|
This Blockley 895x135 tyre size suits many of the larger cars such as the earlier Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Hispano Suiza H6 and so on.
Note that you will see our Blockley 895x135 tyre listed on wholesaler Classic tyre sites elsewhere that we do not deal with, listing our 895x135 Blockley tyres at inflated prices prsumably to make them look more costly compared to the other brands they want to sell - so beware!
There is no reason for a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, or any other car for that matter, that left the factory on beaded edge tyres to be fitted with the later straight sided wheels and tyres, now that the correct size 895x135 Blockley has become available. Cars that have reverted back to the Beaded Edge / Clincher system using Blockley tyres have experienced vastly improved driving pleasure (lighter steering that the cars were designed around) and a far more authentic look. But the recommendations from the various Classic tyre wholesalers "experts" is that Beaded Edge tyres should be avoided if you want to use your car, and recommend that later wheels/tyres should be used instead (and note Blockley also produces the equivalent 33x5 tyre size). But that comment is based on what they are selling, which I would argue are made more with profit in mind rather than anything else. Our Blockley range of beaded edge tyres is produced only because we needed something of quality, initially for our own use. There is no reason we can see why anybody would want to purchase anything else available over the Blockley 895x135, unless they did not know about Blockley . . .
Customers should also fit Blockley inner tubes with the tyres, because we are the only manufacturer (and supplier) of correct fitting "Blockley Superior" tubes, whereas the Classic Wholesaler suppliers will sell you a multi sizes tube which they say fits well in a number of beaded edge sizes! Presumably that is okay because of the brand name like Michelin! Fitting the wrong sized tube (even if one of the listed sizes includes the tyre size) in a beaded edge tyre is not the recipe for trouble free motoring, and is a waste of time, effort and expenditure!
For those who wish to continue with the later Straight Sided equivalent of the 895x135 size, we also produce the 33 x 5 size with the only truly authentic period tread pattern available today (with the help of Rolls Royce Historian John Fasal), click here to view. Again something that is head and shoulders above the alternative Coker Goodrich Silvertown and the like. And remember that our low prices are only because we sell direct without the margins added by the tyre "specialists".
These correct period dimensioned 895x135 Blockley tyres allow you to experience the light steering that the cars were designed for, and the overall great look of the cars, without the trauma of continual breakdowns and other aggravation normally associated with beaded edge tyres available since things like Waymaster and other horrors were introduced, which is why so many have already converted away from beaded edge tyres on their cars. These Blockley tyres are the best beaded edge tyres ever produced, not only because they are produced to period specifications, but also by using improved materials that were unavailable at the time.
Note that since Blockley made its range of beaded edge (or Clincher as they are called in the USA), all other brands of beaded edge being sold by the "Classic" tyre wholesaler / resellers have been slashed in price to the same as what Blockley produces! We only sell our Blockley tyres direct to the end user or garages / restoration companies and not via these middle men, which is how we can supply the best product ever made at half the price of what the Dunlop beaded edge used to be (before Fort Dunlop was shut down).
And don't forget to use the 895x135 Blockley thick butyl inner tubes with the tyres, which are unlike anything else available, otherwise there would be little reason to make them. You can buy
multi size marked tubes (made for too many sizes of tyres) for less, but there is nothing available like the Blockley inner tubes we produce. Our 895x135 inner tube was made for the 895x135 tyre, and that tyre only. If you want trouble free motoring, then you should fit the perfect