195x75Rx15 Tires

Does anyone know what tire brands are available in this size ?? Also anyone have the wheel paint code for 62-64 Larks (off white) or an equivalent??
Your help is appreciated.
Hal W
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I don't know about the tires but on wheel paint the rattle can Sherwin Williams antique white is a good match.
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hal w wrote:

The only one listed by Tire Rack is the Goodyear Wrangler ST all-season, at $95 Walmart has it at $105 Discount Tire Diect has none listed in that size.
Closest alternatives in diameter (but wider) are going to be: 205/70-15 (speedo will read 1.4 mph too low at 60 mph) 225/65/15 (speedo will read right, but this tire is just as tough to find as 195/75-15) 215/70-15 (speedo will read 1mph too low at 60mph) 215/65-15 (speedo will read 1.2mph too high at 60mph)
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hal w wrote:

I have a set of Michelins on the '64 sedan in that size. Check Tire Rack for that size.
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randee wrote:

just did; I would be pleasantly surprised to hear that Michelins were available in that size, but they're currently showing only a Goodyear truck tire available in that size :(
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OK, troops, here's the harsh reality: Passenger-car P195/75R15 tires we need for our later Studebakers with factory 4 1/2" wheels are about gone. Cooper was the only manufacturer making them, and did make them in a variety of private labels (for example, Hercules) as well as in the own Trendsetter line. Due to the size proliferation of new-car tires, Cooper discontinued manufacturing anything in the P195/75R15 size about two years ago. Wise folks have been buying up just about any they can find.
My local tire shop has a standing order from me for all the P195/75R15s they can find anywhere, and they've been looking hard all around the country with no luck. I said I'd buy 100 or more if a big lot became available at a decent price that would allow them to be resold without going overboard on the other end as to price.
Coker Tires markets new, "real" P195/75R15 whitewalls (2 1/4" WWWidth) radial in their own line. Unfortunately, they are $152 apiece, plus freight. 6.40 and 6.70 X 15 bias ply are about $30 less. They also market Excelsior Brand imported vintage tires in 6.40 and 6.70X15 for $85 and $88 respectively, but they are blackwall tube type; no whitewalls and you have to buy tubes for them.
The best way to find leftover P195/75R15 Coopers or private-label Coopers is to ask any tire shop you see. Stopping in is much better than calling; if you are THERE, they know you are serious. And if you find a big stash you can't afford, tell someone who can so they can be bought up and made available to Stude folks before they dry up entirely.
Finally, the P195/75R15 Wrangler ST radial available from Tire Rack, Wal-Mart, etc, is a truck tire. It looks like a truck tire and has a truck tire tread, and they are only blackwall (maybe Raised White Letters, too), but certainly no whitewalls of any width. At least they will be new production; any Cooper or private-label Coopers we find now will be at least two years old.
This is a serious problem. Those who have taken my advice and adhered to P195s on their 4 1/2" Studebaker wheels have been very pleased with both ride and appearance. Even a P195 is a shade large for our 4 1/2" wheels, per the Rubber Manufacturers Assn. recommendations I have harped on for years. Both of my 1964 Daytonas (one hardtop, one sedan) have full, matched sets of Cooper-manufactured P195/75R15s on them. That's why I'm looking for more; they can't last forever and I know how nicely the cars sit and perform on them. They are still worth looking for, but you have to look increasingly harder. BP

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My local tire shop has a dozen or so, but all blackwall. $34 ea on closeout for a high end Goodyears that list for about $85 ea.
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FWIW the Pirelli site shows 185-70VR15's in the CN36 style, but it does take tubes (15C340).
Here's the site:
http://www.pirelli.com/en_42/this_is_pirelli/motorsport/motorsport_tyre_range/vintage/vintage.jhtml
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randee wrote:

The only one they list now is a Goodyear wrangler ST They use to have 4 0r 5 brands in that size

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?width 5%2F&ratiou&diameter&startIndex=0&search=true&pagelen &pagenum=1&pagemark=1&xy&y&RunFlat=All
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hal w wrote:

I had pretty much settled on Yokohama Avid Touring whitewalls in 215/70-15 about 3 months back and had a quote from several stores; meantime I ran into some snags while trying to get my Avanti road-worthy. When I went back to the low-priced guy today, he gave me a price $75 higher per set ($430).... he had no explanation for the difference and acted as though he couldn't have quoted me $354 just a couple of months ago.
So, I decided to check around some more and I stopped in at Sears on the way home. They had a decent-looking Michelin Weather-Wise whitewall for $405.
So, thought I had settled on a tire, now I'm in a quandary again.
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I put 6 inch F-rd rims on my Convertible. I ordered 5 205x75x15 Cooper tires from Diamondback Tires, had them cut the WW to 1 inch and paid the bill. The convertible had 215x75x15 Bias Belted when I bought it. Much too large with 4 1/2 inch rims. Rides and handles great now.
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That's a good choice and combination, Gene, given current tire and wheel realities. BP
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