[Healeys] Tires, redux

editorgary at aol.com editorgary at aol.com
Thu Nov 2 15:24:42 MDT 2017

 We're updating the Inspection Policies and Restoration Guidelines for the Austin-Healey Concours Registry and are considering changing the policies regarding tires to indicate that currently available 165/80R15s are the preferred size and style of tires, with no consideration of brand. We are also becoming stricter about insisting that cars presented for inspection must have five tires of matching size and brand that are all less than 10 years old. We've found that the preferred tires are readily available from Tire Rack, Coker Tire and other sources in that size, as Pirelli Cinturatos, Michelin XZX, and several generic brands (such as Classic), all of which are safe for long-distance touring and highway cruising. 

I thought I would ask if people with concerns about restorations to vintage appearance have any questions or suggestions to offer?



Gary Anderson
Los Altos, California



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