You won't find a larger source for Corvette tires and wheels than Coker Tire Company. We offer many styles and sizes to fit the earliest 1953 Corvette all the way through the end of the C3 generation in 1982. We recently visited a local event called the Corvette Expo, which is held in Sevierville, Tennessee. It's an excellent event, with an indoor car show, swap meet, parts vendors, outdoor car show and even a classic car auction. The event occurs twice a year (spring and fall), and we snuck out of the office on a Friday morning to go check it out. We were thrilled to see the majority of classic Corvettes were rolling on authentic tires from Coker. It is truly important to the owners of these cars to have the authentic Corvette tires and wheels installed on the car. Just like having a "matching numbers" engine and transmission, having the appropriate tires on a Corvette makes a big difference in the authenticity and the value of these American classics. [products] [caption id="attachment_7362" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires This well preserved 1954 Corvette was part of the classic car auction and rolls on Firestone wide whitewall tires.[/caption] While we did see a lot of modern Corvettes in the outdoor car show, and some modified Corvettes in the mix, we enjoyed seeing the restored cars with correct markings, finishes, accessories, and of course, correct tires. Until 1973, all Corvettes rolled off the assembly line with bias ply tires, so in order to properly restore a Corvette, you should use a stock style bias ply tire. We offer Corvette tires in original sizing (6.70-15 for 1953 to 1964 models, 7.75-15 for 1965 to 1967 models, F70-15 for 1968 to 1972 models) in many brands, such as Firestone, BFGoodrich and U.S. Royal. Corvette tires came in many styles in those three distinct tire sizes--the early years saw wide whitewalls, which eventually got narrower (1962 was the first year for a 1-inch whitewall) and then by 1965 the whitewalls shrunk even more to 7.75-15 tire with 5/8-inch whitewall. A new option for 1965 and 1966 cars was a 3/8-inch gold line sidewall tire, and then in 1967, a 3/8-inch redline sidewall became an optional tire from the factory. Through all of these years, you could get a Corvette with blackwall tires, so Coker Tire also offers all of these configurations in blackwall. Moving onto 1968, the poly/fiberglass bias ply tires were the going trend, so Corvette went to the F70-15, which we now offer in the Firestone Wide Oval brand in three configurations--pinstripe whitewall (3/8-inch), redline and raised white letter. [caption id="attachment_7368" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Greg Wyatt Auto Sales had a few Corvettes on display including this beautiful silver '65 roadster. It's rolling on BFGoodrich Silvertown 7.75-15 whitewall tires. [/caption] Although bias ply is the proper way to go for Corvette tires, many enthusiasts upgrade to radial tires. We offer modern radial tires, that are built from day one to be a wide whitewall or redline tire. We strive to manufacture the best tires for your Corvette, and our true whitewall radials are a perfect choice. With choices like American Classic, Coker Classic and BFGoodrich, our radial product line is stacked with excellent Corvette tires. The most common P-metric radial conversion size for Corvettes is 205/75R15, but some folks step up to 215/75R15 to fill the wheel openings a little better. It's also important to note that our new American Classic bias look radial comes in direct fitment for 1953 to 1961 Corvette, which is 6.70R15. For the C3 guys, we offer BFGoodrich 225/70R15 pinstripe whitewall radials as well as an assortment of raised white letter tires in our BFGoodrich Radial T/A product line. For the folks wanting radial redline Corvette tires, we got 'em too! Our BFGoodrich Silvertown radials are a perfect fit, whether you're using stock fitment 205/75R15 sizing or larger sizing, such as 225/70R15. Don't forget we also offer Chevrolet and Corvette wheels, ranging from 1953 to 1967! [caption id="attachment_7363" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires War Bonnet Yellow paint covers this '72 Corvette and you gotta love those BFGoodrich Radial T/A 225/70R15 tires, wrapped around 15x8-inch Corvette Rallye wheels.[/caption] Enjoy the coverage from the 2016 Corvette Expo and remember that if your Corvette needs tires, wheels or accessories, you can count on the experts at Coker Tire to answer your questions, whether you call our toll free number (866-516-3215) or use our new quick and easy Q&A function on all of our products online! [caption id="attachment_7371" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Check out this survivor! Rarely do you see a '53-55 in the flesh, and this one is the real deal. What a great piece![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7372" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires A black '67 Corvette coupe just looks right with redline tires, and this one features a set of our Firestone 7.75-15 bias ply tires.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7373" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Ok, so this one doesn't have "correct" tires, but it sure is cool and it has some of our Phoenix front runners on it. This drag racing survivor has a wild small block and runs 9's in the quarter![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7365" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Hey, that's not a Corvette! This beautifully equipped 1968 Camaro was one of the cars up for auction at the Corvette Expo and featured a big block engine, and our favorite look--steel wheels, dog dish caps and Firestone Wide Oval redline tires![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7370" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Now, this is cool. A beautiful C2 Corvette coupe with '70s style fender flares and an L88 hood scoop. This big block Corvette rolls on a set of nicely restored American Racing 200S wheels, mounted to BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7377" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires It's hard to beat the looks of a bright red C1 Corvette, especially when it has wide whitewall tires. This one was available in the classic car auction.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7378" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires If you were looking for a Corvette restoration project, the Corvette Expo had plenty of options in the swap meet. This '63 split window coupe was a little rough, but hey a set of BFGoodrich 6.70-15's would help![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7369" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires This Mille Miglia Red 1972 Corvette convertible is a nicely restored car, updated with a set of our BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7366" align="alignleft" width="780"]Narrow whitewall BFGoodrich bias ply tires and Knock-off wheels look right at home on this '65 Corvette roadster. Narrow whitewall BFGoodrich bias ply tires and Knock-off wheels look right at home on this '65 Corvette roadster. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7376" align="alignleft" width="780"]Gold Line tires and Knock-off wheels--a perfect combination! Gold Line tires and Knock-off wheels--a perfect combination![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7379" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires One of our favorites was this simple and clean '62 Corvette, which had dog dish caps and BFGoodrich 6.70-15 blackwall tires. This rare beauty sports a fuel injected 327ci small block with 360 horsepower. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7375" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corvette Tires Looking very similar to the silver '62, this Silver Blue '58 Corvette is a rock stock restoration, with a fuelie engine and Firestone blackwall tires. [/caption]