Author Topic: 1960 Cadillac Convertible tires  (Read 1115 times)

Offline Dwight Bedsole

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1960 Cadillac Convertible tires
« on: February 05, 2008, 08:12:33 PM »
Could someone please tell me the width of the whitewall on the original 1960 Cadillac Conv. tires ?

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Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: 1960 Cadillac Convertible tires
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 10:29:16 PM »
I believe the original tires would have been 8.20x15 with 2 3/4" white walls.

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Offline Richard Sills - CLC #936

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Re: 1960 Cadillac Convertible tires
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 09:25:06 AM »
The original tires on a 1960 Cadillac were 8.20 x 15 4-ply, with 2-1/4" whitewall.   Several different brands were used -- I have had them with U.S. Royal and B.F. Goodrich.

Most 1959 and 1960 Cadillacs that you see today have whitewalls that are wider than the originals.

Just as an aside, 1961 was the last year that GM cars used "wide whitewalls" -- that is, whitewalls that came all the way to the inside edge of the tire.  The only exceptions were the Chevrolet Impala SS and the Corvair Monza, which used narrow stripe whitewalls in 1961, a trend that would spread to all GM cars by 1962.