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64V-K7
11-23-2012, 03:40 PM
This is the 64 Avanti Accessory catalog. Sometimes came in the glovebox....

http://www.studebaker-info.org/Avanti/63av/64ACCCAT.JPG

I need to know if there is any reference to Dunlop tires being made available in the listings.

thanks

Bob Caser
11-23-2012, 04:07 PM
There is no reference made to any type of tires in the 1964 Avanti accessories brochure. As you are probably aware the Dunlop tires are illustrated in the 1963 accessory brochure.

Bob Caser

Studebaker Wheel
11-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Is your question whether the Dunlop tires are shown in the accessory book or whether they were offered? If the latter I can tell you they were offered in '64 (as well as '63). I have them shown on the original dealer invoices that I have.

Gunslinger
11-23-2012, 04:32 PM
The '63 accessories booklet shows Dunlop tires as an option...the '64 booklet does not. I have both in front of me and there are differences.

Bob Caser
11-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Is your question whether the Dunlop tires are shown in the accessory book or whether they were offered? If the latter I can tell you they were offered in '64 (as well as '63). I have them shown on the original dealer invoices that I have.

Richard,
Have you ever seen any Dunlop radial tires being offered by the factory for the 1964 Avanti.
Bob Caser

Studebaker Wheel
11-23-2012, 04:54 PM
Richard,
Have you ever seen any Dunlop radial tires being offered by the factory for the 1964 Avanti.
Bob Caser

Yes, that's exactly what I said!

Bob Caser
11-23-2012, 05:29 PM
Yes, that's exactly what I said!

At the risk of offending you, my guestion was did the factory offer and install a Dunlop radial tire. I am aware that the 1963 brochure shows a Dunlop Road Speed tire.
Thank you,
Bob Caser

64V-K7
11-23-2012, 05:37 PM
Thank you all...

53k
11-23-2012, 05:52 PM
At the risk of offending you, my guestion was did the factory offer and install a Dunlop radial tire. I am aware that the 1963 brochure shows a Dunlop Road Speed tire.
Thank you,
Bob Caser
Did Dunlop even make a radial that far back? The first radials I found were Michelins in 1967- put a set on my Wagonaire and got more than 60,000 miles on them (as opposed to 10,000 on the OEM Firestone 500s).

Studebaker Wheel
11-23-2012, 07:02 PM
Dunlop tires were available on 1964 Avantis, but not radials.

Bob Caser
11-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Richard , thank you for this information.

Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop, each offered radial tires in a 15 inch from the mid 1950s on. We had a family friend who was a distributor for Michelin for the Metro New York area. Family members got the wholesale deal , but only blackwall tires were available
Bob Caser

Bob Langer
11-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Here are two pages from the Dunlop brochure sent to Studebaker dealers inviting them to sign up for a Dunlop Tire Dealer Franchise.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/DunlopTires001.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/DunlopTires002.jpg

Corvanti
11-23-2012, 07:55 PM
could this be a "failure to communicate"?

perhaps "radial tires" (nylon) vs. "steel belted" radials?

just asking... ;)

Gunslinger
11-23-2012, 08:55 PM
A radial tire doesn't require steel belts or any belts at all. When I used to sell tires I saw steel belted radials, fiberglass belted and aramid belted (aramid is a synthetic...kevlar is an aramid fiber). I don't remember ever seeing a radial tire that didn't have some kind of belts but that doesn't mean they weren't made by some company.