PIRELLI CINTURATO™ Dealers
This small but important range of Collezione tyres celebrates Pirelli’s long history of supplying the best tyres for the world’s most exciting collector cars. Currently these tyres are available throughout the world distributed by the worlds leading Collezione tyre specialists. Use the drop down list above to find the distributer nearest to you and rest assured that with your historic car fitted with a tyre from the Pirelli Collezione range you will have a car that will drive as much the way it would have done in the period, while benefitting from todays quality control systems and the improved compounds developed by modern days advances in science.
Pirelli Stella Bianca Collezione Tyres
If in your car collection you happened to have a Maserati 250F, or a Lancia D50 or a 250 Tdf, you would be very pleased to know that with in the small range of collezione tyres made by Pirelli was a 6.00-16 Stella Bianca the go to racing tyre for racing cars of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Also perfect for Feltham Aston Martins and XK120, XK140 & XK150 Jaguars and a 3500GT Maserati.
PIRELLI CINTURATO™ Tyres
The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre was invented in the 1950's an d is the mainstay of the current Pirelli Collezione range. Juan Manuel Fangio called the tyre PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ Extraordinary. The 5 Times Formula 1 world champion was impressed by its absolute driving precision: which was unthinkable in those days where cross-ply tyres were commonplace.
More rigid than cross-ply tyres, the CINTURATO ™ was the first tyre with a radial structure which wrapped around the carcass like a belt. The result was a markedly sporting product, which was to make history. By the end of 1968 PIRELLI was exporting, or directly manufacturing, CINTURATO ™ tyre in as many as 137 countries worldwide.
The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre had excellent grip and speed capabilities. It's no surprise that PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre was original equipment on many of the great Italian cars of the 50's, 60's and 70's. The Cinturato gave the grip and longevity expected of radial tyres, but more importantly it gave the progressive handling that is needed for collectable classic cars that are so desirable today. Making the Pirelli Collezione tyre a market leader. Lamborghini, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati and many International collector car manufacturers like MGB, Rover and Lotus fitted the ground braking PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyres. Importantly for today's Classic car user, the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre is a genuine period classic tyre. As well as being original fitment on MGB, Ferrari 250GT and Alfa Duetto, PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ are also a period radial tyre alternative for cars such as '50s and '60s Jaguars, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 and all the DB Aston Martins. These collezione cars left the factory fitted with cross ply tyres and in many cases benefit from a period radial tyre such as Pirelli Collezione on today's modern roads. Today we tend to find ourselves cruising on dual carriage ways at over 50 mph (80kph) and crossply tyres tend to wander. Fitting a Cinturato from Pirelli’s Collezione range will dramatically diminish the wandering without making the steering much heavier as a more modern radial tyre would. As well as looking fantastic the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyre will make your historic car handle superbly.