Did these Goodyear tires ever come on a 70's Challenger?

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  1. NC20RT

    NC20RT Full Access Member

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    I'm testing the older guys memories here. I pulled this like new original 'spare' tire out of my 1974 AMC Matador X when I owned it. The tire was not holding air. Did any of the 1st gen Challengers or 'Cudas have them originally? When I had my 'Cuda the originals and the spare were long gone before I bought it.

    It's a cool looking tire with that rounded radial look. I still display it in my man cave since it's an original nearly 50 year old tire.

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    The Goodyear Steelguard is a replica radial tire that was developed, in 2011, by Kelsey Tire Company. Like a resto-mod car, it combines the advantages of modern technology with old school looks.

    In 1971, my 'Cuda 340 came stock with Goodyear white-lettered F70X14 Polyglas tires. The AAR and T/A came with E60X15 (front) and G60X15 (rear) Goodyear Polyglas GT. The Hemi cars came with F60X15 Goodyear Polyglas GT.

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    They did, however, offer a white-lettered Polysteel radial on their trucks.

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    Thanks for the info about the Chrysler cars but NO, this is not a replica. The AMC Matador X models definitely came with them. When I owned my Matador X another owner was really wanting to buy mine for his fully restored 401 V8 car, probably for a spare for 'show' only.

    You made me look up info to verify my statement and I found this as well from the Universal Tire site.

    GR70/15 Goodyear Steelgard RWL


    Original Equipment Radial Tire for 1973-77 Corvette, Monte Carlo SS and others
     
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    Remember not liking the rounded radial look compared to the flatness of the bias plys (but they quit making the latter and we had little choice but to switch).
     
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    It took some getting used to. I'm with ya. I wasn't into 'change' even in my youth.
     
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    Here's mine,
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