The Daimler V8 Saloon originally came without power steering and fitted 640x15 cross ply classic tyres, radial tyres were also available, the best options being the 180x15 Michelin XAS, a nice tall tyre which keeps the steering light. Or the 185x15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67.
If you would like to fit a radial alternative to the Daimler V8 Saloon with power steering the 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 would be the best fitment. Click here to see the options available for your V8 Daimler saloon with power steering.
Daimler V8 Saloon Tyre Options
From left to right we have:
Dunlop SP Sport Aquajet
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67
Avon Super Safety
Dougals Daimler 250 V8 with Michelin XAS tyres
Daimler Dart Tyres
Daimler Dart with 180HR15 Michelin XAS fitted
The Daimler Dart was originally fitted with a 590x15 cross ply classic tyre. Click here to see the options available for your Daimler Dart.
If you would like to fit a radial alternative the 180x15 Michelin XAS would be the best fitment for the Daimler Dart. We would recommend that you check your clearences before ordering these tyres, we have fitted plenty of 180x15 Michelin XAS to Daimler Dart's how ever we have had just one case were the tyre rubbed on the front inner wing on just one side on lock but the other side had 10mm clearance.
Daimler Dart with 165x15 Vredestein classic tyres fitted
Daimler Dart with 180x15 Michelin XAS classic car tyres fitted
At Longstone Tyres we are commited to providing customers with the best tyres for their classic cars. To this end we try and find the most appropriate alternatives for owners wishing to ugrade classic cars originally fitted with cross ply tyres to radial tyres.
For owners of classic cars that were equipped with 590x15 vintage tyres the accepted radial replacement used to be a 165x15. This size gave roughly the right amount of rubber on the road without making the steering too heavy but was slightly lacking in the height department! A good compromise.
When Longstone were appointed distributors of the Michelin Classic range of tyres we were pleased to find that it it included the 180HR15 Michelin XAS, a tyre initially designed specifically for the Citroen DS (when Michelin owned Citroen).
This unique classic tyre now gives owners of cars such as the Daimler Dart and Austin Healey the ability to fit a high performance radial tyre that does not compromise their vehicle.
In the picture below we have the 165x15, 590H15 and 180x15. As you can see the 180HR15 Michelin XAS is the most appropriate radial classic tyre for the Daimler Dart as its overall diameter is virtually identical to the original specification cross ply. This will ensure that the gearing and speedometer reading remain unaltered and most importantly the ground clearance is retained!!
165SR15 Vredestein Classic, 590H15 Dunlop RS5 and 180HR15 Michelin XAS options
Longstone recently rescued a customer from the misery of incorrect tyres as can be seen from the pictures below.
The car came in wearing 165x15 tyres which looked "lost" in the wheelarches. As can be seen the 180HR15 Michelin tyres that were fitted now fill the wheel arch and still give the steering the light feel that owners enjoy.