Ferrari 250 Tires

  • Ferrari 250 Europa from 1953 to 1955 fitted 6.00V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca high performance bias ply tires.
  • Ferrari 250GT Boano 1955 to 1959. The first cars used 6.00V16 Stella Bianca bias ply tires. The later cars may have fitted 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 optional radial tires.
  • The 250 GT Ellena from 1956 to 1959 may have fitted 185VR16 Cinturato CA67 on the later cars, or 6.00V16 Stella Bianca, the bias ply tire.
  • 1956 to 1959 the Tour de France 250 GT fitted 175HR400 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 on special 400mm Borrani wheels. Or 6.00V16 Stella Bianca or 185VR16 Cinturato CA67 on 16” wheels.
  • The series 1 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet from 1956 fitted 16” Borrani wheels with 600V16 Stella Bianca or radial 185VR16 CA67. Some of these early series 1, 250GT Cabriolet fitted 400mm RW3591 Borrani wheels with 175HR400 Cinturato CA67.
  • The second series 250GT Cabriolet followed suit with other Vintage Ferrari after 1959, and fitted 15” Borrani wheels with radial tires 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67.
  • In 1958 Ferrari fitted 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 radial Tires or 600-16 Stella Bianca bias ply tires to the relatively popular 250 GT Coupe by Pininfarina.
  • The first long wheel base classic Ferrari 250 California Spyder 1957 - 1959 had 16” Borrani wheels with 600V16 Stella Bianca or 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato radial tires.
  • The more scarce short wheel base Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB from 1959 – 1961 had 15” Borrani wheels and 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67.
  • The short wheel base Ferrari 250 GT SWB mostly fitted racing tires, However road Models would want 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67.
  • The Ferrari 250GT/E 2+2 fitted 185VR15 CA67 Cinturato on its 15” Borrani wheels. The GTE from 1960 to 1963 was the best selling of the Ferrari 250 models.
  • The Ferrari 250 GTO all left the factory with racing tires, which are not road legal now. Pirelli now make a 215/70R15 Stelvio and 225/70R15 Stelvio made specially for the GTO by Pirelli. These special front and rear tires are also marked with the 6.00-15 and 7.00-15 period vintage tire description.
  • Ferrari’s 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, based on the GTO, also ran 15” wheels and fitted 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires.
185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 600-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA™ 215/70WR15 PIRELLI STELVIO™ (600-15)
185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67600-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA™215/70WR15 PIRELLI STELVIO™ (600-15)

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225/70WR15 PIRELLI STELVIO™ (700-15) 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX
225/70WR15 PIRELLI STELVIO™ (700-15)185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67205/70VR15 Michelin XWX
 

 

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,...

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205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 175HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CA67
205/70WR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72175HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CA67

 

 

 

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Ferrari 250 GTE

Vintage Ferrari Tires

It is worth noting, that over the years many of these vintage Ferrari 250 GT cars have had incorrect tires fitted due to availability. Until the beginning of this century the 185VR16 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 was often very difficult to get hold of. The 6.00V16 Pirelli Stella Bianca, the high performance Bias Ply that Ferrari fitted to many of its early vintage 250 models was only put back into production again in 2019.

The same applies to the 175HR400 Pirelli Cinturato CA67, put back into production in 2017. It is a very unusual tire in that it only fits a few Ferrari 250 GT cars and the Coupe model of the Lancia Flaminia.

Classic Ferrari 250 GT Tires

The 185VR15 CA67 Pirelli Cinturato spent some year where it was out of production. As a result many of the 250 GT/e, 250 GT Lusso, 250 GT Cabriolet series 2 and SWB 250 California Spyder cars have been fitting tires like the 205/70R15 Pirelli Cinturato CN12 or 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX. Although the Michelin XWX is a great tire and later Ferrari did fit XWX, a 70 profile tire was not even invented until 1968. Lack of availability and in some cases the desire to fit a wider more modern tire drove people to fit larger tires that do not so well suit the chassis set up of the classic Ferrari 250 GT. We are fortunate now that Pirelli have a strong commitment to making important period tires for vintage Ferrari including the important 205VR15 Cinturato CN72 that many classic Ferrari models fitted after 1964.