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Collector Car Tires-1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II

Here are the new reproduction Good Year F 70 x 14 belted Polyglas Collector Car tires.

We are getting ready to take our 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney Special over to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum for a year’s rest in his museum. The car is all original/unrestored and we drive it little because as they say “it is only original once.” The car is a fabulous driver and Katrina and I both love to drive it but we need to limit it to special occasions and it is time for others to see it more.

These are the BF Goodrich 225×60 14 radials that are used on most street Muscle Cars.

We wanted to make the Spoiler II look its best for the Museum and decided to remove the BF Goodrich radials on the car and replace them with some authentic Good Year Polyglas collector car tires. We ordered up five tires including one for the trunk. You can too from our Online Store.

These are the Collector Car Good Year belted Polyglas tires that take the car back to the authentic 1969 look.

These are the correct tire for early 1969 without the white letter tire size on the sidewall. We prefer the BFG radial tires for driving and have been using them almost exclusively on our older cars. However, when it comes to making these old muscle cars look, and drive, like they did back in the day you have to go with the Belted Polyglas tires. Since they are both white letter you might think they would give the car the same appearance but the construction and sidewall of the two tires are totally different.

Here again are the BF Goodrich radials.

The modern day radial has a flatter and more vertical sidewall where as the old school belted Good Year has the rounded sidewall and smaller white letters. We think these tires really take the Spoiler II back in time and make it just right for the museum.

I have included some photos of the car with both sets of tire, what do you think? I can tell you the difference is even greater in person than in the photos.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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2 Comments

  1. The Polyglas tires look the way the car should. BF GoodRich tires are for SUV’s. I see guys selling six figure cars with BFG tires! Yuck. You did the right thing. The polyglas tires also ride great.

  2. Interesting article and bio, and great looking car. I too like the look of the Polyglas tires. Am sure driving any distance on them is another story, but this is about looks. Was the Cyclone the sister of the Torino? Body styles look similar. Both pretty big boats, weren’t they? Looks like some type of car spoiler on the back, yes? Anyway, nice car. Amazing it is totally original after 40 years +!!

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