Coker adds vintage-look Avon brand to tire lineup

Tires have traditional look but modern technology

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Avon Turbosteel is designed for use on luxury sedans and vintage sports cars | Coker Tire photos

Coke Tire is adding Avon Tyres, the historic British brand, to its distribution of vintage-appearing tires produced with modern technology for classic and collector cars, the company announced.

“Coker Tire brought on this distinguished British brand as an excellent option for European sports cars and vintage American trucks from the 1940s to the 1980s,” the company said in its announcement.

Avon joins Firestone, Michelin, U.S. Royal, BFGoodrich and Dunlop among Coker’s vintage brands. The Avon tires being added to the Coker catalog include:

Avon Turbospeed – “A line of speed-rated bias-ply and radial tires, designed for precise OE fitment on sports cars and luxury sedans from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Turbospeed line features nine sizes to fit 13-, 15- and 16-inch wheels, with speed ratings of S, H and V, depending on tire size.”

Avon Turbosteel – “A steel-belted radial tire for 15- and 16-inch wheels. These high-performance radial tires are available in 70 and 80 series aspect ratios, with sizes such as 185VR16 for vintage sports cars and 235/70R15 for luxury sedans such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley. H and V speed ratings are available.”

Avon Traction Master is for vintage SUVs and trucks

Avon Tourist – “An excellent choice for original sports cars and classic cars, thanks to the classic appearance. These tires feature a bias ply construction with two sizing options of 550-16 and 600-16. 

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Avon Super Safety – “A speed-rated bias ply tire for sports cars. This tire is currently available in 640-15 sizing with an H speed rating for safe service up to 130 miles per hour.”

Avon Traction Mileage – “Vintage off-road vehicles deserve authentic tires, and the Traction Mileage is the perfect option for vintage Land Rover, as well as classic Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge trucks. With widely-used sizing of 600-16 and 700-16, this series fits thousands of applications.”

For more information, including pricing, visit the Coker website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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