American Classic Radial | Asymmetrical Tread | Whitewall
American Classic Radial | Asymmetrical Tread | Whitewall American Classic Radial | Asymmetrical Tread | Whitewall American Classic Whitewall Tires | Radial
Brand American Classic
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Wide Whitewall
DOT Approved Yes
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless

American Classic Radial | Asymmetrical Tread | Whitewall



Lower Profile Radial Whitewall Tires | 17 inch Whitewall Tires

Our American Classic 55 and 60 Series radial whitewall tires are designed to offer classic whitewall styling with modern, low profile sizes to fit many applications. Whitewall widths vary from narrow (3/8-inch) to wide (2-1/8-inch), depending on the size of the tire, and a distinct asymmetrical tread pattern is available in the 55 and 60 Series product line. Finding whitewall tires to fit large diameter wheels can be tough, but these American Classic radials are available to fit 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheels! The 17 inch whitewall tires are perfect replacement tires for a modern car that needs some extra style, but they may also fit your custom collector vehicle if you're looking for a low profile sidewall. Six sizes are available!

American Classic tires are made in the U.S.A. and are DOT and ECE (European Community) approved. American Classic radials feature a UTQG rating of 540 BB, and an H speed rating. These tires feature a smooth whitewall and are backed by our life of the tread warranty.

Genuine Wide Whitewall Tire

This product features a genuine wide whitewall sidewall style. This means that the bright white rubber is added directly to the tire sidewall during initial construction of the carcass, resulting in a truly integrated, high-quality product after vulcanization. Wide whitewall tires were a very popular choice from the 1930's through the end of the 1950's, and were eventually phased out of mainstream production by 1962. Originally, wide whitewall tires featured a bias ply construction, but now Coker Tire offers them in original style bias ply and modern radial construction.

Radial Tire Construction

Radial tires were first introduced by Michelin in the 1950's, and by the mid 1970's, all American cars came from the factory with radial tires. Radial tire construction means that the tire's ply layers are positioned at a 90 degree angle to the bead. This allows the tire to flex and glide over bumps and breaks in the road. Radial tires provide a smoother ride and longer tread life than bias ply tires. We offer wide whitewall radial tires, as well as narrow whitewalls, redlines, gold lines and high performance radial tires. 

American Classic Tires for Collector Cars

Our line of American Classic radial tires includes P-metric radials (such as 235/75R15) and our famous "bias look radial" (such as 670R15). We offer American Classic radial tires in wide whitewall, narrow whitewall, and black sidewall in select sizes, developed specifically for 1940's, 1950's and 1960's classic cars. These tires feature a classic tread design and a beautiful sidewall that's built into the tire from day one of production. 

Please Note

  • Tire mounted on wheel for demonstration purposes only. Wheel and other accessories are not included. Please note that dimensions listed (tread width, section width and overall diameter) are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted to a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure.

Product Questions & Answers

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Is there a 225 60r17 to fit my late model Lincoln town car?
By Roger on August 04, 2018

We do not have source for anything in that size, but we have some great options in 225/55R17 that will fit your car: Click Here

Coker Tire Support on August 06, 2018
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Is there a way to tell, on the tire, when it was manufactured?
By Robert on December 20, 2018

Yes, you can tell by reading the last 3 to 4 digits of the DOT code printed on the sidewall. If the code ends in 3 digits, it was built prior to 1999. For example - 155 might mean the 15th week of 1995, or 1985. If it ends in four digits, is will be more current. For example, 2516 would mean the 25th week of 2016. If you have further questions or need assistance placing an order, please let us know!

Coker Tire Support on December 21, 2018
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