Hi i love to show off my old tyre adverts this Pirelli Cinturato advert is no exception.
The Pirelli Cinturato Tyres have been in use since i was a tyre fitter in the early 1970 s. The tyre was a popular choice on the MGB sport cars and Alfa Romeos, the most popular size was 165×14 but the tyres were used on many Italian imported cars in those days such as Fiats which were fitted with the Cinturato tyres. It all kicked off, when Rover brought out a car with a 3.5 litre engine under the bonnet. To balance the car out with a new type of suspension, the knew that they would have to use radial tyres.
The Rover 3500 was to come out with Pirelli Cinturato Tyres fitted as one of the original equipment tyres. The Pirelli Cinturato Tyres came out with a twin steel belt and a further belt that was made out of Nylon. Nylon was a fairly new material back then and was renowned for its strength and elasticity. The Pirelli Cinturato Tyres, was known to us as the CN 36 and was remembered for its strange looking tread pattern. The pattern was almost like a winter tyre pattern.
Because it had a steel belt it was always going to give the driver a good mileage on his car. In my opinion the block like tread pattern would have been very noisy on certain roads, as i say it looks more like a winter tyre. In fact i can remember some of our customers complaining about the Pirelli Cinturato Tyres, being on the noisy side.
The Rover 3500, also cam out on Dunlop tyres, and these were said to have a quieter ride. The Dunlops had a rib pattern around the tyre circumference and so drove much quieter.
Post by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com