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165 R13 Tires

165VR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN36 – With the tall profile of a 165R13 or 165/80R13 tire, these Pirelli 165VR13 tires make the ideal radial alternative to bias ply tires like the 5.90-13, 6.00-13 or 5.60-13 on cars like Sunbeam Alpine and the Ford Lotus Cortina. These tires were eventually replaced by lower profile tires, the 185/70 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 being a popular option.

During the 1970s, the tire measurement 165R13 became closely associated with compact European vehicles, marking a shift away from crossply tire usage. A significant number of Ford’s European car models, including the Taunus, Escort, Capri, and Cortina, were equipped with 165R13 tires, of which the 165VR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN36 was the most sporting

165 R400

165VR 13


The CN36 marked a significant milestone as the first Pirelli road tire to integrate a steel belt, tailored for the emerging high-performance vehicles of the 1970s. The PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 later achieved a V speed rating, attesting to its successful validation for speeds reaching up to 149 mph. Originally introduced in the 185 R14 size for the Fiat Dino, the CN36 lineup grew over time to encompass 13″ tire options and those with a 70% profile.

O.D. 23.6″

Sec Width 6.69″

Rec Rim Width 4.0″-5.5″

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 6 in


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