Tag: whitewalls

1965 Buick LeSabre


Low and Wide. Way Cool.

Whitewalls colour your world

whitewalltyreWhether they are thin, thick or they take up the whole wall of your tyre, whitewall tyres make a great old car awesome; particularly if the car is lowered.

They can be slightly more expensive than standard tyres. However, the difference the whitewalls make to your car makes it worth it. Whitewalls place the car in a time and an era.

It can be difficult to find places that supply decent whitewalls at a reasonable price. If anyone knows of suppliers who do whitewalls, please let us all know.

In researching this fascinating topic, I came across a number of different histories and theories behind the evolution of the whitewall tyre.

Probably the most believable is (believe it or not) from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewall_tyre

However, others such as this: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=215 make it much more colourful and interesting.