145/70 R 12 68S PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54
For original Mini owners, a new Pirelli Collezione tire is now available. The Pirelli Collezione is a range of tires developed for the world's most famous classic vehicles manufactured between 1950 and 1980, combining historic styling with cutting-edge technology.
145/70 R 12 Tires
On the early 500, Fiat utilised 520-12 crossply tires before switching to radial 125 R 12 Pirelli Cinturato rubber. A 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 tire is a wider alternative to a 125/80 R 12 with a lower profile, so owners of classic Minis, older Fiat 500s, Fiat 600s, early Fiat 850s, and Abarth 695s could all be tempted by the reintroduction of this tire.
Many Minis came with 145/70 R 12 tires, and a PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 would provide a notable boost in performance. These Pirelli 145/70 R 12 CN54 Cinturato tires also fit the Innocenti 90 and 650, as well as the Suzuki Alto.
Mini Cooper on 145/70 R 12 Cinturato CN54
145/70 R 12 68S Tires
The tire size 145/70 R 12 68S indicates:
- The tire width is 145mm at its widest point (not just the tread width).
- The height of the tire sidewall is 70% of 145mm.
- The tire has an R, which means it is a radial tire.
- The tire has a load index of 68, which means each tire can carry a weight up to 315 kgs.
- The tire is speed rated S, which means it can handle speeds of up to 112mph or 180km/h.
Mini S I1600 Rio on 145/70 SR 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 Tires
145/70 SR 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 - A CLASSIC TIRE WITH FUTURE TECHNOLOGY
Pirelli has reintroduced the Cinturato CN54 in 145/70 SR 12 size, first released in 1972, for all variations of the original Mini. This is a radial tire with the same tread pattern and sidewall design as the original, but with the benefit of modern tire innovations.
This would include, for instance, the most advanced tire compounds, which enable improved traction and grip in wet weather while maintaining reliability and high safety standards. This tire has these benefits without sacrificing the original design.
Pirelli's engineers used the identical parameters used by the original vehicle designers throughout development to perfectly match the suspension and chassis parameters of the classic Mini.
PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 AND MINI: A LONG STORY, MADE IN ITALY
In 1964, Pirelli began developing a Cinturato tire for the Mini. One year later, the Mini's popularity had migrated to Italy, and Innocenti was granted permission to build the vehicles in its Lambrate plant outside Milan, where production continued until 1975.
Pirelli produced 145/70 SR 12 tires for the Mini 90 and 155/70 SR 12 tires for the Mini 120 in 1976. For the car's sportier variations, such as the Innocenti Turbo De Tomaso, Pirelli designed radial tires with a wider tread pattern and lower sidewalls than conventional tires of the day.
Pirelli Collezione tires were created with the intention of preserving automotive heritage by keeping the appearance and driving experience of the original versions while boosting efficiency and safety via new technology and production processes.
The vast Pirelli Foundation collection of images, drawings, and other information was important in reproducing these tires. The Foundation has kept all documents relevant to the creation and manufacture of each Pirelli tire over the years.
Pirelli Collezione tires may be purchased via historic car tire experts like as Longstone Tires, as well as Pirelli's flagship P Zero World stores in, Munich, Melbourne, Monaco, Los Angeles, and Dubai.
Mini Cooper on 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO Tires
1990 Paul Smith Mini
MINI: AN ICON OF STYLE AND DESIGN SINCE 1959
The Mini Minor 850 was the British Motor Corporation's first entirely new model, and it was initially available under two separate brands: Austin and Morris. It went under two names: the Austin Seven and the Morris Mini-Minor. The car was designed for everyday usage by Alec Issigonis, but its aptitude for motorsport was soon recognised. The first Mini Cooper was introduced in 1961, and two years later it won the Monte-Carlo Rally.
The'minicar' phenomenon was fully established in Italy at this point, with manoeuvring and parking space newly in short supply related to the number of cars. As a result, the way automobiles were designed was reconsidered. The Mini was first constructed in Italy with the Mini Minor 850, then the Cooper 1000, and eventually the Mk2, Mk3, Mini 1000, and Mini 1001.
The Italian Coopers were a tremendously popular because they generally offered a nicer trim than British cars, and sold with a smaller price tag. As the 1970s approached, British Leyland chose to divide Mini into its own brand, which was followed by the release of a new Mini Clubman luxury variant.Several mechanical upgrades, including front disc brakes, were done to bring the car up to date in 1984. The disc brakes needed a larger internal diameter so the Mini moved on to 12” wheels, which opens up the opportunity to fit 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54. Some models are thought to have fitted 12" wheels before 1984, any mini on 12" wheels can fit the 145/70 R 12 Cinturato CN54. In an effort to boost sales, Rover created several improved special editions of the Mini near the end of production . The 145/70 R 12 Pirelli CN54 tire, which was installed to improve handling while keeping the car's vintage appearance, was one of the cars' distinguishing features. See the list below for a more comprehensive list of Minis that came standard with 145/70 R 12 tires.
1990 Mini Cooper on 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN54 Tires
The following limited edition Minis fitted 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 as original equipment:
Mini Park Lane on 145/70 R 12 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN54
- Mini 25 1984
- Mini 30 1989
- Mini Mayfair 82 – 96
- Mini Ritz 1985
- Mini Chelsea 1985
- Mini Picadilli 1986
- Mini Park Lane 1987
- Mini Red Hot 1988
- Mini Jet Black 1988
- Mini Rose 1989
- Mini Sky 1989
- Mini Racing 1988
- Mini Flame 1989
- Mini Racing Green 1989 – 1990
- Mini Red Flame 1990
- Mini Checkers 1990
- Mini Designer 1988
- Mini Paul Smith 1988
- Mini Cooper RSP 1990
- Mini After-Eight 1991
- Mini British Open Classic 1992
- Mini Italian Job 1992 - 1993
- Mini Rio 1993
- Mini Tahiti 1993
145/70 R 12 68S PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 Relevant Cars
Fiat - 500, 600, 850
Mini - 1275GT, Clubman, Cooper, 850, 1000
Inocenti - 90, 650
Suzuki - Alto
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145/70 R 12 68S PIRELLI CINTURATO CN54 Tire Details
|TIRE TYPE||TUBELESS RADIAL|
|DIAMETER OF RIM||12" / 304.8mm|
|ACTUAL WIDTH||156mm / 6.1"|
|DIAMETER WHEN INFLATED||520 mm / 20.47"|
|LOAD INDEX||68 = 315 kgs|
|SPEED RATING||S = 112 mph / 180 kmh|
|RIM WIDTH||4" - 5"|