Pirelli Collezione Classic TIres. in the early 50s, the world of sports cars was rocked by the introduction of the PIRELLI CINTURATO Tyres. The classic CINTURATO tyre moved boundaries forward as to what could be expected of a tyre as, until then, radial tyres had been invented during the war and patented in 1946 as a way of enhancing the longevity of a tyre. Because the tread of the tyre had separate bracing to the carcass, this allowed the sidewalls to flex, without that flex continuing on to the tread. In that the tread now remained more stably in contact with the road it did not scrub the tread away. The extra added benefit was that in that the tread did not move it also had a better hold on the road and gave considerably enhanced grip.
The new European Classic 155R15" (155/80R15") tyre with whitewall is produced in Europe and designed to offer classic whitewall styling to many different car brands. The tyre has a modern construction and tread pattern to ensure low noise and high comfort, and it is E-marked for road-legal use in Europe and DOT-marked for the US market.
This European classic whitewall tyre is constructed as a whitewall from the very first step of production, to ensure the highest whitewall quality. The tyre is a tubeless design, but can also be used with special radial tubes and fits 4"–5½" rims. The tyre is specially developed for the very popular 15x4½" rim size.
The new European Classic Tyres produced in Europe and designed to offer classic whitewall, blackwall and DOT approved Military/Jeep tires.