Coker Tire offers new Firestone Wide Oval Radial Tires
Chattanooga, TN. (November 1, 2016) – Coker Tire wants muscle car enthusiasts to have the correct tires for their car. The company has served the muscle car market for decades by providing authentic bias ply tires, and specialty radial tires, as well as high quality steel wheels. Fast forward to 2016, and Coker Tire is bringing the classic look of a bias ply tire into the modern performance era by creating a Firestone Wide Oval Radial tire.
Designed and manufactured in the USA, the new Firestone tire bridges the gap between the authentic appearance of a bias ply tire and comfort, safety and tread wear of a modern radial tire. The revolutionary new tire shares many design features with its bias ply predecessor, and Coker Tire will continue to produce the original-style bias ply Firestone Wide Oval tires in addition to its new design.
Firestone Wide Oval tires debuted in 1967 and they were the tire of choice for many car manufacturers, from the inception of the tire design to the phasing out of bias ply tires on American automobiles in the 1970’s. Coker Tire began reproducing the popular Firestone Wide Oval bias ply tires many years ago, but the new Firestone Wide Oval Radial is yet another game changer for the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company.
Firestone Wide Oval Radial tires are available in six sizes to fit 14- and 15-inch wheels. The six sizes include ER70-14, FR70-14, GR70-14, FR70-15, GR70-15 and FR60-15, which were popular sizes for muscle cars from 1967 through 1974, but can also be retrofitted to earlier cars from the muscle car era. Five of the sizes, excluding the FR60-15, are available with either raised white letters in original script or 3/8-inch redline sidewall. The FR60-15 is available only with raised white letters with the authentic letter design to match the F60-15 tires that came from the factory on 1970 Camaro Z/28, Corvettes, Mustangs and more.
Coker Tire took on the task of developing a radial tire that carries a 50-year legacy, and an appearance that muscle car enthusiasts know and love. The new bias look Firestone Wide Oval Radial isn’t just a new tire—it’s a tire that has yesterday’s looks and tomorrow’s ride. It is the perfect choice for a muscle car enthusiast that wants to hit the road with a high quality radial tire, without sacrificing the authentic look of an iconic American muscle car.
Coker Tire is accepting pre-orders on the bias look Firestone Wide Oval Radial tires at this time, and plans to roll out the revolutionary design in January 2017. All sizes and styles will be DOT approved, and will be thoroughly tested before being released to the public market.
Coker Tire Company, Inc. based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the world’s largest supplier of collector vehicle tires, with distributors in more than 30 countries. For more information, to request a catalog or to place an order, call (800) 251-6336 or visit the Web site at www.CokerTire.com.