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Username Post: 1960 Impala Tyres        (Topic#365499)
Peterperfect 
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06-12-21 09:50 AM - Post#2821524    

Hi member from UK. Can anyone advise me on the size of the original tyre as shown in the 1960 Chevy Impala brochure showing a blue 1960 Impala flattop.
I realise its 14" (750-800)? but what is the whitewall width? Whats a good bias or radial?
Tyres available seem to be Coker, American Classic etc. Any recomendations in the USA to supply? Could ship to Florida then UK.
Thanks Pete



 


PLS 
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06-12-21 12:51 PM - Post#2821528    
    In response to Peterperfect

I purchased the tires for my ’60 Impala 2 door hardtop Sport Coupe from Coker tire. From what I could find the 7.50 – 14 was the correct size for my car. They are also 4 Ply Polyester not Radials. The only reason for the Polyester tires was that when I started my third attempt at the restoration, I decided that I wanted to return the car to exactly the same as it was the day that I drove it off the used car lot otherwise I would have definitely used radials. I could be wrong but it seems like I saw on their website that they have a Radial that looks like a Polyester.
As you can see on the label the white wall is 2 ¼’.
Hope that this helps. Lamar


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