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Lotus & Pirelli

PostPost by: dougal cawley » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi

there is some great news for early Elan owners. at last there is a decent tyre in the size 145HR13 made by Pirelli and it is a Cinturato CA67, https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalo ... gory/2618/

the same model of tyre that was fitted to the Elite. Here is a picture of mine.
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PostPost by: rcraven » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:36 pm

So are they going to make a 155HR13 for the later Elans?
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Wonder if they will make it to USA?
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PostPost by: 1963 S1 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Besides the Firestone F560's (P rated) on Coker's site, which other options exist in the US for 145R13 tires?

Realizing this may merit a separate thread - "U.S. sourced early Elan tires".
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:26 pm

The new/old Pirelli are made in Pirelli's super dooper Turkish factory where they make their F1 tyres

I don't think the F560 is actually an old tyre is it? i don't think they are actually made by Firestone either.

If you are in the States you need to get in touch with Lucas Classic Tyres https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Pirel ... to_c54.htm I've got my delivery today and the American stocks are on their way to the States now. so i guess they are nnot even on their web site yet, but they will have them in a week or 2.

they are very sweet https://www.facebook.com/longstonetyres ... =3&theater

I love driving on them on my Elite they are so precise.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:23 pm

Are they any good on a Lexus though, Dougal?

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:09 pm

Fred Talmadge wrote:Wonder if they will make it to USA?


Yes, Lucas Tire handles the classic Pirelli line:
https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Pirel ... o_c255.htm
They may not have all sizes in stock but would be worth a call.
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:28 pm

trw99 wrote:Are they any good on a Lexus though, Dougal?

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Erm? not sure the tread pattern would compliment the aysthetics of my mighty Lexus.

here it is in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUkp1nh63Zg&t=28s
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:31 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote:
Fred Talmadge wrote:Wonder if they will make it to USA?


Yes, Lucas Tire handles the classic Pirelli line:
https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Pirel ... o_c255.htm
They may not have all sizes in stock but would be worth a call.


Lucas will have the 145HR13 CA67 soon. i got mine yesterday I'm in Europe and American quota is currently half way across the Atlantic on it's way to Lucas.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:03 pm

No Piglets were harmed in the making of that video......... :twisted:
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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55 pm

Has someone experiences with this new tyre? I'm looking for tyres for my elan S3 (original 145 R13 fitted). Between this Pirelli new tyre and the Michelin XAS FF, which is the best option?

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 am

I think XAS FF
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