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Discontinued Tires

One of the most vexing issues with classic car restorations is the simple fact that wheels and tires can vary so much across the years. Tires are the only parts of any vehicle designed to wear out, which means that finding a suitable match can be one of the most difficult parts of any project. Once again, it's important to keep in mind exactly what you've started on this project in order to accomplish: Is it to have a car to drive, to exhibit, to preserve or just to show off?

There are as many reasons to begin with this tradition and hobby as there are cars on the road, and you should let this impulse drive your budget and the expenses you're willing to take on. Obviously, a street-legal vehicle is less likely to be 100 percent mint once all is said and done, but you could spend a lot of time trying to find an acceptable substitute for something like a tire or interiors. Whether or not you're willing to slide a little on authenticity, or pay more for it, depends entirely on what you want out of your car once you've completed the restoration.

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