155 R 13 78H PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67
155 HR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 tires are available worldwide. To find your local Pirelli
dealer see our Classic Tire Suppliers.
155 HR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 tires are available worldwide. To find your local Pirelli dealer see our Classic Tire Suppliers.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 - The Sports Car Tire
In the year 1952, Pirelli introduced with the revolutionary CINTURATO ™ CA67 tire. This tire not only earned its distinction as the highest-rated radial tire for speed during that era but also marked a significant milestone as the pioneering radial tire uniquely engineered for sports cars.
Before the CA67's arrival, the Michelin X held a monopoly as the sole radial tire, prioritizing durability over traction enhancement. In contrast, Pirelli's CINTURATO™ CA67 marked a pivotal shift, elevating radial tire technology to new heights.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67
Early PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Advertisement
The tire size 155/80 R13 78H indicates:
- The tire width is 155mm at its widest point (not just the tread width).
- The height of the tire sidewall is 80% of 155mm.
- The tire has a load rating of 78, which means that each tire can carry up to 425 kgs in weight.
- The tire is rated H, which means it has been successfully driven for 1 hour at a speed of 130 mph / 210 km/h in test conditions.
- The R indicates that the tire has a radial design.
- 13 means this tire can only be fitted onto a 13” wheel.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Tires
The defining trait of the CA67 was its smoothly contoured shoulders, a design element that thwarted abrupt grip loss and promoted a more gradual handling experience around corners. This distinctive handling characteristic of the CA67 quickly won favour among esteemed automobile manufacturers, professional racing drivers, and rally enthusiasts.
During the 1950s and 1960s, prestigious European sports car manufacturers like Morgan, MG, Ferrari, Maserati, ISO, and Alfa Romeo chose to use the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 on their vehicles. For instance, if one bought an Aston Martin DB4, which originally had 600 H 16 Avon Turbospeed crossply tires, and wished to switch to radial tires, Aston Martin officially recommended the PIRELLI 185 VR 16 CINTURATO ™ CA67. This decision was made because Avon couldn't provide radial tires suitable for these powerful cars.
Similarly, in the mid-1960s, those who purchased a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type and opted for radial tires faced speed limitations due to the inadequate Dunlop SP41 tire of that era. Consequently, Jaguar began using the 185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 as their preferred radial tire, solidifying its status as the performance tire of its day, and the first choice for those aiming to attain the full potential of their cars.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Tires For Alfa Romeo
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Advert
155 R13 Tires
155R13 tires offer a radial alternative for the replacement of crossply tires covering sizes from 5.20-13 to 5.60-13. The 155 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 stands out as the ideal choice for upgrading classic vehicles that were originally equipped with crossply tires. This selection encompasses models such as the Vauxhall Victor/Chevette/Viva Estate, Triumph Herald Estate, Toledo, 1500, Vitesse, and the earlier iterations of the Ford Cortina 1500 Super and Cortina 1500GT. 155 R13 was an OE size on some classic variants, such as the post-1972 MK IV Triumph Spitfire.
The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 for Classic Cars
One crucial and often overlooked aspect of maintaining their authenticity lies in their tires. This is where the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 comes into play.
The Problem: Modern Tires on Classic Cars
When contemporary tires are introduced, even high-quality ones, they can compromise the car's handling, steering precision, and even the function of its suspension system. Imagine a car from the 1920s struggling with tires designed decades later; the same applies to vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s paired with 21st-century tire designs.
1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa
155 HR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 Tread
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 for Classic Cars
Pirelli's response to this challenge is the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 tire. Painstakingly reimagined, this tire is purpose-built to recapture the original CA67's handling and steering characteristics while incorporating modern compounds and safety features. Fitting proper period classic tires establishes a seamless connection between your classic car and its intended design, enhancing performance and safety, whilst creating the most authentic classic driving experience possible.
Classic Tires Vs. Modern Tires
In a direct comparison with contemporary tires, the CA67 shines. It outperforms modern options in terms of performance, allowing classic cars to maintain their authentic aesthetics while delivering an unparalleled driving experience. By choosing the CA67, classic car owners can enjoy the best of both worlds: historical charm and modern functionality. By choosing the CA67, classic car owners can truly embrace the past while navigating the future in the coolest way possible.
155 R 13 78H PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Relevant Cars
|Allegro, Maestro, Maxi, Metropolitan
|Equipe 2 litre, Equipe GT 2-2
|1100, 124, 1500, 850
|Cortina, Escort, Taunus
|7, Elan, Europa
|Alpine, Avenger, Samba, Sunbeam Lotus
|1300, 1500, Dolomite, GT6, Herald, Spitfire, Toledo, Vitesse
|Astra, Cavalier, Chevette, Firenza, Victor, Viva
155/80 R 13 78H PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 Tire Details
|DIAMETER OF RIM
|DIAMETER WHEN INFLATED
|78 = 425 kgs
|H = 130 mph / 210 km/h
|4.0" 4.5" 5.5"