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    Red Line Tires

    I have a white '64 Daytona that will be ready for the road next spring. I was wondering how it would look with Red lines tires. Has anyone used them. I no they were no standard in '64

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    Since you asked - IMO, terrible.
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    Different strokes for different folks. It's only tires, not like you are contemplating welding on a set of Hawk fins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-CAB View Post
    I have a white '64 Daytona that will be ready for the road next spring. I was wondering how it would look with Red lines tires. Has anyone used them. I no they were no standard in '64

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    Do an internet search for photos of cars equipped with red-line tires. If you like the appearance of red-line tires, then get some! I only recall seeing late 1960s muscle cars with red-line tires, which were mounted on Magnum 500 or similar type of sporty looking wheel. So if you go with red-line tires on the Daytona, you may want some fancy wheels to go with them.

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    They were standard on GTOs in 1964...

    1964 Pontiac GTO

    Standard Equipment includes: 389 engine w/1 - 4bbl and 325 horsepower, 3 speed stick with Hurst Shifter, Heavy-duty clutch, heavy-duty springs, shocks, stabilizer bar, special 7.5 x 14 red-line tires (rayon cord whitewalls optional at no extra cost), 14 x 6JK wide-rim wheels, high capacity radiator, declutching fan, high capacity battery, chromed air-cleaner, rocker covers, oil filler cap, bucket seats, standard axle ratio 3.23:1 (3.08, 3.36*, 3.55* to 1 available at no extra cost).

    I think they'd look great on a white Daytona with some Torque Thrusts. (and they'd be period correct)
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    The Redlines look Ok with the matching "racer look" Cragar Mags, with anything else or stock Wheel Covers or Hub Caps, not so good.
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    Your car, your money, your choice, as one of our esteemed Forum colleagues says.
    Personally, I like red-lines and think they would look great on a white 'Daytona.
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    I have them on my '63 R 2 "Tomato". Car is red and I like them even with the stock wheels and full disc hubcaps; however, I would suggest getting the newer radials instead of the bias ply like I have. The radials ride and drive better.

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    I think the red strip tires would look fine on your white 64 Daytona.

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    If you like the look of red stripe tires, then use them. Bud

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    They look good with a white car. CS6P8865.jpg
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    They also look good with silver or gray.

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    Here is an example of car with standard wheels, hubcaps and red stripe tires. However it is not even close to a Daytona.

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    Your choice and as stated, it's only tires which can be quickly changed to anything else.
    To be really different another 1965 period correct option could be Goodyear Speedway Blue Streak or BF Goodrich BlueLine.
    Bill

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    I think redlines look great.image.jpgimage.jpg

    Studebaker content --- the tires are sharing garage space with the '35 Commander in the foreground.

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    I agree that redlines look good on some cars, like Tom's Jaguar or certain muscle cars. I just don't see them as a "fit" for a 1964 Daytona, but do what makes you happy.
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    When I was at the International Meet in Tacoma, I was specifically looking at wheels and tires, since I'm thinking about installing some aftermarket wheels on my Daytona. These are some photographs of Steve and Janet Hedke's 1964 Daytona hard top, the one they've driven in The Great Race. It has BF Goodrich red line tires on reproduction Halibrand wheels. It's not a white car, but this may give you an idea of what they may look like.

    The 64 convertible has the same style Halibrands, but black wall tires. The wheels have red pinstripes which catch the eye. I'm sure black walls cost a lot less than red lines.

    64_daytona_hardtop_01.jpg 64_daytona_hardtop_02.jpg 64_daytona_hartop_front_wheel.jpg 64_Daytona_convertible.jpg
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    Back in the late 1970's, I was offered a deal on a set of red lines and put them on my black '62 four-speed GT Hawk. For that GT, red interior, and the stock wheels with the red center of those wheel covers I thought the red lines matched up and looked just fine. But, like all tires, they eventually wore out. By replacement time, there were no red lines in sight...so I went with whitewalls, and I believe they were on the car when I sold it. Back then, the cool factor was more about the car...not the tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard View Post
    Your choice and as stated, it's only tires which can be quickly changed to anything else.
    To be really different another 1965 period correct option could be Goodyear Speedway Blue Streak or BF Goodrich BlueLine.
    Bill
    Yup, you read my mind.....my 63 white Avanti will have blue lines like the Goodyears on it next summer. Expensive but worth it, I will tell the car show guys that Studebaker bought the tires and the 289 from Ford!

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    Red line tires

    [QUOTE=T-CAB;1126722]I have a white '64 Daytona that will be ready for the road next spring. I was wondering how it would look with Red lines tires. Has anyone used them. I no they were no standard in '64

    I have them on my '63 Avanti (with custom wheels) and on my '53 Commander with original Ansen wheels and get very favorable reviews from car show people.

    Jim
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    Goodyear Blue Streaks:

    GT Wagon Pres LC Redondo2.jpg The '63 GT Hawk with Avanti Jet Thrust R1 Engine and Power Shift that I sold in 1972 (really miss that one!)
    With my '58 President Sedan, '63 Lark Daytona Wagonaire sold in 1974 and the '54 Land Cruiser. Did keep 2 outta Four!
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    The red line tires were called Tiger Paws, right?
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    Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires were a mainstream tire for all cars, not exclusively a performance car tire, therefore were available in white walls.

    Craig

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