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  1. This is a lovely car. top spec with Borrani and Cinturato and everything you want on the worlds prettiest car (is it prettier than a Muira?) http://classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php?id=5728 I used to belong to the Crown Prince of Jahor.
  2. You should definitely fit inner tubes in Borrani wheels. even though some wire wheels claim to be tubeless I have seen too many failures to trust them. I suggest always putting inner tubes in any wire wheels. you should not fit an inner tube in low profile tyres. But that doesn’t matter because you shouldn’t fit anything like a 65% profile on a classic car any way it will not handle nicely. any full or 70% profile tyre can fit an inner tube regardless of weather it is described as tubeless or not. so any tyre that is suited to a Lotus Cortina can fit an inner tube if you want. my guess is that your wheels don’t have a safety hump so a tube is right. the film on here should help https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-tyre-inner-tubes.html However you wouldn’t ever want to fit anything lower or wider than a 185/70-13 so that is fine.
  3. I genuinely think the Elite is the worlds most gorgeous car. If you have a car for sale please pop it in the free classifieds - Cheers buddsy it doesn’t get much better than that with Borrani wheels ZF & Webber’s.
  4. Hi I've got to tell you, i have the original 155HR15 CA67 Pirelli Cinturato fitted and they are epic. I have gone a bit posh and fitted Borrani wheels too. I raced it at Snetterton last weekend, mine is a standard road car, but in the corners it was epic on the Cinturato. It held it's own against much more powerful cars on racing tyres in the wet. On the straights though i was blown into the weeds. I think one of the things that is critical on an Elite is that because they roll so much in the corners you do need a period tyre to keep the handling progressive. A modern tyre carcass needs a much more rigid suspension set up with adverse camber, to attempt to keep the foot pit flat on t he road, where as period tyres are designed to be fitted to cars with softer suspension and no camber, so as the car rolls it doesn't pick up the inside edge of the tyre and loose grip suddenly, it starts to do it a little earlier but it does it in a progressive manner.
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