<VV> Corvair Tires at TireRack.com (Vredestein Sprint Classic)

Dale Dewald d66dewald at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 23:08:08 EDT 2017

Hello Gary,
Yes, I put a set of these on our original low mile (22k) '67 500 Sport 
Sedan.  Vredestein lists the size as 6.40/7.00R13, with the target 
market being Mercedes sedans from the 1960's.  In my opinion these are a 
perfect size match to the OEM 7.00-13 bias ply factory fitted Corvair 
tires.  They are identical in height to my car's original 7.00-13 
Uniroyal spare and our speedometer registered spot on.  We drove the car 
from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan down to the Springfield, IL 
convention last July and these tires were excellent for traction (dry & 
wet), handling and road feel.  We also autocrossed the car and were at 
no disadvantage [due to tires, at least].

Vredestein makes these as blackwalls, which look just right on our 500 
model car.  If you want whitewalls, Diamondback Classic Radials applies 
several widths of whitewall to these.

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

On 3/23/2017 20:43, Gary Szuch wrote:
> Has anyone tried the Vredestein Sprint Classic tires listed on their
> website?  They're steel belted radials made in the Netherlands.
> Two sizes are listed for 13" wheels and they sound like they would work on
> the Corvair.
> One is listed as a 6.40SR-13- and it sounds like a standard use tire.
> A second is a 205VR60-13 which would be more of a high performance 60
> series radial.  I had BR60-13 Radial T/A tires on my 66 Corsa and these are
> similar in size.  I still have the tires but don't trust them.
> They're not cheap but may be an option to the Chinese alternatives.  I
> think they range in price from about $137-$144.

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