A fabulous beaded edge tyre you can use with total confidence.
The Blockley 895 x 135 tyre.
|Rim diameter||895x135 Rim|
|Rim width (recommended)||895x135 Rim only|
This size suits large cars such as the earlier Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Hispano Suiza H6 etc.
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 895 x 135 Blockley has become available. Cars that have reverted back to the Beaded Edge using Blockley tyres have experienced vastly improved driving pleasure (lighter steering that the cars were designed around) and a far more authentic look. The recommendations from the various Classic tyre wholesalers is that Beaded Edge tyres should be avoided and later wheels/tyres used was because of the low quality of what was available, hence the problems. The Blockley range was produced only because we needed something of quality, initially for our own use.
For those who wish to continue with a straight sided equivalent size, we also produce the 33 x 5 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 anything else available.
These Blockley tyres allow you to experience the delightful looks and light steering that the cars were designed for, without the trauma of continual breakdowns and unreliability, which is why so many have previously converted to more modern well base rims. 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 / Clincher tyres, all other brands of beaded edge being sold by the "Classic" tyre wholesaler / resellers have been slashed in price! We only sell our Blockley tyres direct to the end user 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).