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harland

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1961 fawn beige convertible
I wnat to buy good blackwalls for my 1961 and ask others to share their thoughts on what would be best for a pleasure driver car. I don't anticipate any road rallys and so don't want anything Z rated,etc. I am leaning towards either a 205x75 -15 or 215x75. I don't think a 70 series would look as good. I think that 6.70x15 bias was the original size. Please share your thoughts you guys out there who have driven your Corvettes lots-best handling size, a preferred brand tire,etc. thanks again, Harland
 

wallyknoch

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Dearborn
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One owner unrestored Black 1962 FI Corvette
I believe that you would prefer a 215-65R-15 instead of the 75 series. 75`s would have a wider sidewall. 205`s are too small, like little donuts :D The 215`s fit the wheelwell perfectly and is just wide enough in the tread to not look like a tall skinny tire from the rear :upthumbs
 
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'67 Marina Blue Convertible
The Diamondback "Supreme" 205/75-15's (Firestone Supreme Si casings) are the same OD as the original 6.70-15's, but the tread is about 1-1/4" wider than the tread on the Coker 205/75-15's - they don't look "skinny" like the Cokers do, and they're a high-volume production tire, not a reproduction. They work fine on my '67, and look good too.

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harland

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tire sizes

thanks for the advice. I appreciate it. Harland
 

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