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That is quite true and a few members have bought from them. They don't always have stock despite saying they do. I placed an order and paid for it but it never turned up and I eventually received a full refund. Their communication was terrible! This is a fabulous price for the Federal tyre as although not the best it is perfectly acceptable and much better than driving around on old rubber. They look good too. The usual UK price is around £69 and Vintage Tyres want £82.80 each plus delivery.There are some lovely Vredesteins available again if you want something better.
If you are a P5 club member then I can help you with tyres, some hundreds have been bought over the last year. Just contact me via the phone number or e-mail address in Take Five and let me have your membership number. Regards Geoff
Hi P5 Forum Folk. The committee of the Rover P5 Club have told me to discontinue the tyre scheme for club members. This is because they think it is a litigation risk and they do not have insurance for it. I think the risk is negligible and it is a real shame as I have helped members buy hundreds of tyres over the last several years without any issues but a committee makes democratic decisions and that is what they have done. Surely this is what a car club should be doing, however, without club backing I cannot approach tyre suppliers to negotiate a reserved stock or discount. My advice in future is to search the on line sellers and there is little point buying very expensive tyres as you will never wear them out unless you drive further than most classic car owners and the lifespan of modern rubber is nowhere near as long as older compounds. You will easily buy a good tyre for less than £60 delivered when there is stock available. I am always happy to give personal advice if anyone is struggling as long as you promise not to sue me if you ever get a puncture! Whatever you do, don't fit oversize or van tyres. I have had a recent report of an oversize tyre peeling off a P5 rim during a sudden manoeuvre and that is what can easily happen. The correct and only size recommended by the Rover Motor Company when the car was new is 185 / 80 / 15 93T and that will be a car, not a van tyre. The P5 realy drives so much better on its correct tyre size. If you fancy white walls, buy a kit to paint them yourself from a well known auction site then you can decide what width to make the strip. Happy P5 Motoring Geoff Arthur
That is a pity and thanks, Geoff, for the tyres that you have supplied in the past. I was very pleased with mine that I have now nearly worn out. At the moment all the ones available in the correct size seem to be at least 4 years old, so nearly past their shelf life. Not sure what I shall do if I cannot find some fresh ones.
I would support Geoff in fitting the Rover specified size. I will say tongue in cheek, is it some 'boy racer' attitude that leads to wanting fatter tyres?? Tyres of the size Geoff states are available at well under £100, or for slightly more the excellent Vredstein; no need to fork out £200+. There are suppliers who stock the original 670 R15, but somewhat expensive.
I would support Geoff in fitting the Rover specified size. I will say tongue in cheek, is it some 'boy racer' attitude that leads to wanting fatter tyres??
That's you're opinion Sam but not relevant to this discussion. Its about personal taste. 185s look positively anaemic to me on a P5, Fatter tyres improve road holding and 'to me' look more pleasing filling the arches better. Nothing 'boy racer' about it. Next you'll be saying saloons are better than coupes! tsk tsk (tongue in cheek)