Ferrari 250 Tires

Ferrari 250 Tires

250 GT ‘Tour de France’ (TDF)

The long wheel base 250 GT TDF Ferrari came from the factory with a choice of 2 wheels. The RW 3598 millimetric wheel came fitted with 175HR400 Pirelli Cinturato CA67. The other wheel option on the 250GT TDF was the RW3526 which could be fitted with either 600V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca or radial 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67.

1953 250 Europa & 1954 – 1955 250 Europa GT Tires

The early Ferrari 250 Europa fitted large bias ply tires on 15” Borrani wheels.  We would suggest the 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 would be an excellent option. The 250 Europa GT from 1954 and 1955 fitted 16” wheels with 6.00V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca tires which fortunately Pirelli manufacture. The 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 is a perfect radial option fitted in period.

250 GT Boano / Ellena Tires

Both the vintage 250 GT Ferrari of the second half of the 1950s, the 250 GT Boano and the 250 GT Ellana fitted RW 3264 Borrani 16” wheels fitted with 6.00V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca Bias ply tires or 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 radial tires. We would suggest these are still the best options on either of these Boano or Ellena Coupe versions of the 250 GT vintage Ferrari.

340 America, 342 America and 375 America

These bigger engine V12 Vintage Ferrari from 1950 to 1953 fitted 16” wheels with 6.00V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca bias ply tires. However as a radial alternative you could have fitted 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires. Both these tires produced today qualify for a V speed rating, and are the recommended tires for these early Ferrari as they will make the car handle the way it was intended.

1956 to 1962 250 GT Cabriolet Tires

Early series 1 version of the 250 GT Cabriolet (from 1956 to 1959) fitted either 16” or 400mm Borrani wheels and came with the same tires fitted to the 250 GT Tour De France. In 1960 however, like many of the other Ferrari 250 GT models, changed onto 15” Borrani aluminum rimmed wire wheels and fitted 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 as standard.

250 GT California Spyder Tires

The early Long Wheel Base series 1 version of the famous Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder fitted 16” wheels from 1957 through to 1959. Those first 50 California Spyders fitted 600V16 Stella Bianca or 185VR16 Cinturato radials. Again in 1960 the short wheel base version of the 250 GT California Spyder series 2 moved to 15” Borrani wheels and fitted 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato radial tires as standard equipment.

250 GT Coupe Pininfarina Tires

The Pininfarina version of the vintage Ferrari 250GT Coupe fitted the same wheel and tire sizes as the Tour De France and 250 GT Cabriolet of the late 1950s, the 600V16 Stella Bianca or 175HR400 Cinturato CA67 by Pirelli.

250 GT SWB Tires

When they left the factory Ferrari fitted all the 250 GT SWB cars with Dunlop racing tires as the 250 GT Short wheel base is predominantly a racing car. However today if you want a road tire for a SWB 250 GT Ferrari then we would suggest a 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato as some of these cars would have fitted them in period and raced on them, and we would also suggest they are the best tires available today for sports cars of this period.

1960-1963 250 GT/E 2+2 Tires

Ferraris serious attempt at a 2+2 road car the 250 GT/E fitted 5.5” wide RW3591 on the series 1 and 2 versions of the 250 GTE 2+2 and the series 3 fitted the RW3960 which was half an inch wider. However all models of the 250 GT/E 2+2 fitted 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67, because although this is a 2+2 car it is still a Ferrari and deserved the best tire available at the time.

185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 6.00-16 Pirelli Stella Bianca







185SR16 Michelin X 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX 205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12
185SR16 Michelin X205/70VR15 Michelin XWX205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12
Towards the end of 1968 Jaguar were the first company to sell a production car, the Jaguar XJ6, fitted with modern low profile radial technology in the size ER/70VR15. ER/70R15 became the 205/70R15. Fits Jaguar XJ6, XJS, E-Type, Aston Martin DB4,...





600R16 Michelin Pilote X 205/70WR15 PIRELLI P5™ 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX
600R16 Michelin Pilote X205/70WR15 PIRELLI P5™205/70VR15 Michelin XWX






215/70WR15 PIRELLI P5™ 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12
215/70WR15 PIRELLI P5™215/70VR15 Michelin XWX215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12







Original tires for a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

The GT Lusso version of Ferraris fabulous range of 250 GT sports cars fitted 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67. They are fabulous tires and still manufactured by Pirelli today.

250 GTO Tires

Ferraris swansong from the 1960's, the fabulous 250 GTO all left the factory fitted with Dunlop Racing Tires. However as a road tire set up Pirelli some time ago made the Stelvio tires special for the car. Due to understandably minimal demand these tires are often out of stock.  As an alternative in a way to try to stay as close to period as possible we would suggest 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 on the front and 205VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CN72 on the rear. These have different tread patterns front and rear but the side wall does look similar. It is a period perfect front and the rear was developed in 1964. Importantly they are not low profile radial tires which is technology not developed until 1968.

If you need a radial tire for the road and you would prefer fitting the same tread pattern front and rear, then there is the option of 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX on the front and 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX on the rear.