165 R 15 Tires

The 165/15 tire size was a popular choice among top car manufacturers during the 1960s, including the Morgan Plus 4, TR5, TR6, Lancia Flavia, Austin Healey, MGA, TVR Tuscan, Volvo P1800, and early Porsche 911 and 912.

165R15 Tires

The Pirelli Cinturato™ CA67 tread pattern was first introduced in 1952 as Pirelli's first radial tire. It quickly became the benchmark tire and was used as standard equipment by many European exotic car manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Maserati, MG, Rover, and Lotus.

When Porsche introduced the 911 in 1963, it was fitted with 165 - 15 tires. Porsche offered several brands, including the 165 HR 15 Pirelli Cinturato™ CA67. At the time, the Cinturato™ CA67 was considered the leading sports car radial tire and would have been the ideal choice for a Porsche 356 looking to switch from crossply 560-15 tires to radials.

165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ on Porsche 356

Upgrading Crossply to Radial

The PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 is a radial tire that can be used as an alternative to the 560-15 crossply tire size. It is a popular choice for vehicles such as the MG TD, and Porsche 356. The PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 is also a radial tire equivalent to crossply 5.90-15 tires for cars like a Daimler SP250 Dart. In some cases, the 165R15 is a radial alternative to 5.60-15. However, for many vehicles, the 155HR15 CA67 would be a more suitable equivalent, for cars like a VW Beetle or an early MGA.

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The PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 is a renowned sports tire of the late 1950s and 60s, and it was used on various cars throughout the 1970s. For some cars, such as the MGC, it is still the preferred tire. In 1968, Pirelli introduced the CN36 with its V speed rating, alongside their new 70% low profile tires. For cars with high performance and modern chassis designs, such as the top Porsche models of the time, the PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CN36 might be a better choice.

The Pirelli Cinturato™ CA67 became popular for its excellent handling and performance characteristics on classic sports cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the MG Midget. Today, it remains a popular choice among classic car enthusiasts and is considered a highly desirable tire for classic sports cars and restoration projects.

PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 Relevant Cars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Austin Healey 100/4, 100/6, 3000
Citroen DS, ID
Daimler Dart, SP 250
Ferrari 166
Fiat 8V, 2300
Gilburn Genie, Invader
Jowett Jupiter
Lancia Flavia
MG TD, TF, A, C, Y
Morgan Plus 4, 4-4
Morris Oxford Traveller
Peugeot 403, 404
Porsche 356, 911, 914, 912
Reliant Sabre, Scimitar
Renault Fregate
Rover P4
Saab 99
Simca Ariane, Chambord
Skoda Felicia, Octavia
Standard Vanguard
Sunbeam Alpine
Triumph TR2, TR3, TR4, TR5, TR6
TVR Tuscan, Vixen, M Series, Griffith, Grantura
Vauxhall Wyvern
Volkswagen Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Type 3, Type 4, K70
Volvo Amazon, 140, 164, 444-544, P1800
Wolseley 15-50
MG Midget on

MG Midget on PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 Tires


Alfa Romeo Giulietta on PIRELLI 165 HR 15 CINTURATO™ CA67 Tires

165HR15 CA67 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ Tire Details

DIAMETER OF RIM 15" / 381 mm
ACTUAL WIDTH 171 mm / 6.73"
WEIGHT 9.3kgs
LOAD INDEX 86 = 530 kgs
SPEED RATING H = 130 mph / 210 km/h
INNERTUBES Michelin 15E13
RIM WIDTH 4.0" - 5.5"