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    This is the 64 Avanti Accessory catalog. Sometimes came in the glovebox....



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

    thanks
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

  • #2
    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
    mrbobinc

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    • #3
      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 Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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      • #4
        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.
        Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
          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
          mrbobinc

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Caser View Post
            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!
            Richard Quinn
            Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
              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
              mrbobinc

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              • #8
                Thank you all...
                Last edited by 64V-K7; 11-23-2012, 02:53 PM.
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bob Caser View Post
                  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).
                  Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                  • #10
                    Dunlop tires were available on 1964 Avantis, but not radials.
                    Richard Quinn
                    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                    • #11
                      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
                      mrbobinc

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                      • #12
                        Here are two pages from the Dunlop brochure sent to Studebaker dealers inviting them to sign up for a Dunlop Tire Dealer Franchise.



                        Bob Langer
                        Glenshaw,PA

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                        • #13
                          could this be a "failure to communicate"?

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

                          just asking...
                          Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                          '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                          '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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