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9/13/10 7:09pm - Original Message: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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I’m prepping my ’70 with plans to sell it in a year or so.  Just wondering what brand of tire and what size of tire would be appealing to someone looking to purchase this car.  They will go on the stock 8” silver rally wheels.

 

I know that if I ask 10 people, I will get 10 different answers.  I’m not looking for a consensus; I’m more interested in getting some suggestions of what you guys like.

 

BTW, I currently have G60x15 on the car (stock tires were F70x15).  I believe these tire sizes are equivalent to 245/60R15 and 215/70R15.  I don’t want to get too carried away with big tires.  The G60s look and fit nice on the car.

 

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9/13/10 7:28pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I have 235/60/15 Kelly Charger tires on mine..I guess they work..pretty much new..most new tires I see are a BFG..or maybe a goodyear..why are you selling..what condition is the car and how much???? I have room for one more!
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9/13/10 9:15pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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I don't think you can go wrong with the Firestone Firehawk series. It is a good riding tire that looks right on a C3.
 
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9/14/10 11:05am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Tucson, AZ - USA

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1970 White L-46 Air Roadster, 1971 White LT1 Coupe, 1971 Red Auto Air Coupe, 383 stroker, 430 HP, 2002 Millennium Yellow Auto Coupe

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Can't go wrong with the BFG/TAs, they just look right with the Rallye Wheels, IMO.

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9/14/10 11:21am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Unless your current tires show signs of uneven wear (which could be a sign of suspension work to come) I would not replace them for the sale and keep it as a negotiation token.

I'm assuming at 72k original owner; it's not a "survivor", but depending on how you took care of it; could be the ideal car for someone looking to do a full/frame off restoration; in which case; the buyer will put the rubbers he see fit.

If your pool of potential buyer does not include restoration guys, then instead of negotiating the price down; you tell 'em you'll put a brand new set of either; FF Indy 500, BF or Eagle GTII.  All 3 look great on the car and will not run you more than 450$ shipped to your door in 3 days!

If you do decide to change the tires to make a sale; do stay very close (if not the exact same thing) as you have now.  Reason is that fattier tires might rub on your parking brake cable; depending on how much clearance you have now (but I bet you have less than a 1/4").  Let the buyer have this problem (or should I say opportunity to choose what he wants).

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9/14/10 11:21am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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I vote for the BFG T/A's, too...but they seem to be in perpetual short supply these days.  Don't overlook Pep Boys Futura Super Sport GLS...it's a Cooper Cobra with a slightly changed tread pattern.  There's also the Cooper Cobra, Dunlop GT Qualifier...all great tires.

It really comes down to what's available and your local retailer and if you like dealing with them.  There's also Tire Rack, which has a huge selection.


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9/14/10 8:28pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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greer, SC - USA

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this thread needs pictures !!!!

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9/15/10 11:16am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Hows this:
 
 
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9/15/10 11:29am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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NICE!

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9/15/10 1:10pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Well...for the right price, you could put My tires & rims on it, and I could just drive it home... Adams' Apple2010-09-15 10:11:14

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9/15/10 4:28pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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mikemc71 - that's what I'm talkin about ...
 
dan777 - how about a picture of your 70 ?


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9/15/10 4:35pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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I have the Firestone Fire Hawks...255/60 x 15 on all 4 corners on stock chrome wheels. They handle great in day as well as wet weather.

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9/16/10 11:37am - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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The '70 has Dunlops, they drive nice, but don't look quite as good!
 
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9/16/10 8:31pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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dan777 - how about a picture of your 70 ?
 
Well, I was ready to post a pic, but after seeing these nice 69 - 72s on this thread, I'm a little timid.  Mine needs paint and tires!!!  Although wetvets 72 is darn nice for original paint.
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9/17/10 9:44pm - Reply: 'What tires should I put on my '70 when I sell it?'
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Come on Dan, give it up. You should see where some of ours started at. Its about the Love of the car. No matter the condition a corvette is a corvette.Thumbs Up Jim

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