Yokohama revives production of classic tyres for old car models

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Owners of classic cars will know that when it comes to getting replacement tyres, finding the right size can be difficult. Understandably, over time, tyremakers have stopped production of older tyre products as demand has fallen and technology has also advanced.

Now Yokohama is reviving some of the company’s iconic heritage brands, incorporating modern technology and performance but with the classic style and design from the 1960s and beyond. Referred to as ‘hobby tyres’, they are are specially designed for classic cars.

With this hobby tyre range for classic cars, owners will be able to fit tyres that offer modern levels of performance, giving great comfort, grip and longevity. However, with classic styling, the tyres will help owners retain that all-important period correct look.”

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The first tyre in the range, the G.T Special Y350, goes back to 1967 when the original brand was launched and was the first within Yokohama’s range to feature radial tyre technology. Ideally suited for use on historic Japanese and European cars from the 1960s and 1970s, the tyre is available in 14-inch and 15-inch sizes.

Originally fitted by the factory on the 911 Carrera Turbo (930), the Yokohama ADVAN A008P is also available. The revived classic tyre is now available in classic sizes of 245/45ZR16 and 205/55ZR16 for rear and front fitments. Available in sizes from 10 inches to 15 inches, the legendary ADVAN HF Type-D 008 is the third classic tyre available in the Yokohama range. This is for more modern classics from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Additionally, there’s also the classic A539 pattern which is available in sizes from 12 inches to 15 inches with popular fitments available to suit a wide range of classics.

Availability in Malaysia may require ordering through the Malaysian agent.

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