Ferrari 365 Tires
Ferrari 365 California Tires
In 1968, when Ferrari replaced the 500 Superfast with the 365 California in Cabriolet form by Pininfarina, the 14 vintage 365 California Spyder cars came fitted with 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 full profile supercar tires.
Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Tires
It is important to make the distinction between a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 of the vintage Ferrari period from 1968 through to 1970, it is a very different car to the classic Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 wedge Ferrari model that evolved through the 365 GT4 2+2 onto the 400 GT, 400i into the 412 GT from 1972 through to 1989.
The vintage Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 replaced the 330 GT 2+2 and carried on to fit the same 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 tall tires, filling the wheel arches and keeping the gearing correct and long-legged.
365 GTC Ferrari and 365 GTS Tires
The 365 GTC is a continuation of the coupe Ferrari 330 GTC, as the 365 GTS Ferrari is a continuation of the Spyder version of the 330 GTS. These cars continued to stick with the same 14” tire set up and the 205VR14 Michelin XWX is the only tire currently worth considering, and it is important not to mix these up with the later 70% profile tire the 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX.
Low Profile Ferrari 365 Tires
In 1968, low-profile tires were developed. Although these earlier 365 road cars were originally fitted with full profile tires, over the years many people have wanted to make their 1960s car look a bit more like a 1970s car, and one of the easy ways to do that was to fit more modern tire technology. Cars like the Ferrari 365 California and the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 would take off the 205VR15 Cinturato CN72 and fit a 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX or the 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12. The fact that the correct diameter 205VR15 CN72 was out of production until 2012 meant that there was little choice. We are very pleased to again be able to offer the correct tires that keep your gearing and speedo correct, improve the clearance, and of course, look so much better, filling the wheel arch the way they should.
Tires for the 365 GTB/4 Ferrari Daytona
The fantastic Ferrari Daytona was one of the first cars to fit low profile radial tires as standard equipment along with the Jaguar XJ6 and Porsche 911. The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona came fitted with 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX front and rear. Another viable option to contemplate for the 365 GTB 4 could be the 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12. However, soon after Borrani produced an extra wide 9” wheel on the rear and offered a 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX on the rear. It is worth noting that although the standard recommendation for a 225/70R15 tire is 6.0”-8.0” wide wheels, Borrani fitted them on 9” rims. This has been tested by Michelin and they are happy with the safety of this setup.
365 GTC/4 Ferrari Tires 1971-1972
Very much the road car coupe version of the fantastic Daytona, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 also fitted the 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX low profile tires. It is important not to mix up the 365 GTC/4 with the earlier 365 GTC. Ferrari naming in this period does start getting difficult.
1972 – 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 Tires
It is important to note the difference between the earlier 2+2 with the 365 engine; the 1968-1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 is a very different thing. The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 had the classic wedge shape. The 365 GT4 2+2 cars went on and developed with different engines into the Ferrari 400GT, 400i, and to the 412 GT. However, the 365 GT4 2+2 Wedge Ferrari fitted 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX tires. It is worth considering that the 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12 is also the perfect tire for these early 1970s cars.
Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer Tires
The first of the Berlinetta Boxer cars with the fabulous mid-engine flat 12 engine, the 365 GT4 BB was equipped with 215/70-15 tires, situated both at the front and back of the vehicle on 7.5" wheels. Both the 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12 and the 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX emerge as exemplary options in this dimension. Subsequently, Ferrari implemented the use of super wide 9" rear wheels and 225/70R15 tires for the rear position. For those requiring a larger rear tire for their Berlinetta Boxer, it's advisable to utilize 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX for the front, coupled with the 225/70VR15 Michelin XWX for the rear placement.