I have a
64 300K and wanted larger tires/wheels on her, didn't like the look of a 14"
radial. Since it's not all original (engine only) and I'm not into
"just off the showroom look and feel", I put on a set of 15" American Racing
black "wagon wheels" with Copper Mastercrafts, 225-15's on. Since I tend
to jump on her more than not, I wanted rubber that would hold up. I don't
take her above 60 mph too much, 3.91 gears aren't meant for highway
want the old style look, I'll try Coker or Diamondback, but for now, I want to
stay on the road.
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Taking into account the many different aspects of this hobby, and the
fact that different owners use their cars for different purposes, the choice of
tire is up to the individual owner based on taste as well as anticipated use of
What I am trying to say is that, if the car is a "trailer queen" and
hardly gets driven, and is only taken out of the trailer for shows and awards,
then, of course, correct-appearing tires would be the ticket.
However, for folks like me who couldn't give a rat's ass about awards, who never
trailer their cars, and who drive them hard as often as possible, I'd go with
performance over correct looks. Indeed, the tires on my cars are all serious
Goodyear Eagle GT+4's, V-rated, with "only" a 1" whitewall. My personal
choice, and I am sure there are other suitable tires out there besides the
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