New 205 R16 radial tyres launched!!

Thursday 19th March 2020

New 205 R16 radial tyres launched!!

Those of us with an interest in originality for our classic Range Rovers and 1970 to 1995 era Land Rover 90s, 110s and Defenders have long had a problem if we want them to be wearing rubber that looks like the tyres fitted as standard back in the day. This has always been something that has irritated us...completing the renovation of a Collection vehicle and then spoiling it by having to use tyres that just don't look right.

Back in the day, by far the most popular of the standard-fitment tyres was the Michelin 205 XM+S that would typically be fitted to your new 90, 110, Defender or Range Rover on both steel and alloy wheels in tubed or tubeless variants. For road use and mild off-roading it was ideal and to our eyes always suited the proportions of the vehicles, but it’s been out of production for a long time. 

That’s why we were delighted to learn that Blockley has announced a new tyre that replicates the period Michelin. When we had the opportunity to fit a set late last year we decided to put them on a Range Rover classis owned by Collection trustee Gary Pusey and still in use as his daily driver.

So far the Blockleys have travelled over 2,500 miles both on and offroad, and we have been most impressed with them. They look right and they feel right, and we have decided to fit them to several Collection vehicles in the spring.

List price is £140.00 plus VAT and you can find out more here