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Another choice for WWW?  HERE

They are less expensive than Coker and Diamondback, but I don't like the choices of tire to put the whitewall on.   For those that like the radial ride and handling characteristics, but don't drive much, it could be a good choice?

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I have heard of Calli. The limitation was/is that they cannot make the whitewall go all the way to the bead. I just checked their site, and it is still true. Sounds like a good deal for people needing post-1961 style whitewalls on radial tires.

 

Diamondback can go all the way to the bead for the pre-1962 look.

 

 

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there's also Kelsey Tire, who has the original molds for Goodyear tires and makes them with newer compounds, I have on both my GS'!

And Russell Small advertises in the Buick Bugle as Rusted Tires can provide tires from Coker and Kelsey, and also sells Goodyear's new trailer tires.

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In the realm of non-wide whitewall titres, as widths from the mid-60s, I came across some interestring things a few days ago.

 

I downloaded the Hankook Master Catalog for 2020.  Hankook nad previously had a few lines that had the .75" in wide (or so) whitewalls as a matter of course, even a few 14" sizes.  But they seemed to vanish when that model line was replaced by a newer-orientation product.  BUT, that apparently has changed!  There new Kinergy ST line now has some whitewalls in the mix, 15" sizes and their Optimo H724 line is full of whitewalls (with the narrower tread widths of the later 1960s tires to boot).

 

This fits one of my orientations of not having to spend $300.00/tire to shod a vehicle that gets used a good bit.  Plus current production items so tire age might not be an issue.  You might not find these particular tires at some of the online retailers, so using a local dealer might be necessary.   They also have a downloadable tech bulletin on tire age and their products. Be that as it may.

 

NOT advocating for the particular brand of tire, just an advisory that they have some "normal-width" whitewall products for those that might desire them.  The catalog's file is too large to download here.  

 

NTX5467

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