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    Looking for Tire Suggestions for My '68 911L...

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    I'm looking for suggestions for the best tires to put on my original 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs wheels that Harvey Weidman refinished before he sadly lost his workshop in the California fires last year. Now that we're about to wrap up the full body and paint restoration on my numbers matching 1968 911L, my plan is to drive this awesome car from #1 condition to #2 with a lot of fun miles adding some personal patina along the way .

    I'm not looking for concourse tires that will look perfect, I'm looking for tires that will look right on Harvey's restored Fuchs and will be good driver's tires as I put more miles on it. Thanks for your thoughts, and as always I appreciate the collective wisdom and deep knowledge of this community!
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    "Chester" - 1968 911L, Fully Restored, Numbers Matching, Tangerine Orange on the original 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs wheels
    "The Beast" - 2010 911 4S Cab, Triple Black, 6 Speed MT, SSK, PSE with Fabspeed Sport Headers and 200-Cell Cats
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    Vredestein Sprint Classic's is what I am running on my '68 911L. Great classic euro look, and seem to perform well.
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

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    Also interested in the #'s on your car, as mine is also a blood orange 68L, number 11805099, engine 3280343, with a build of 10/67. Cheers!
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

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    Super, thanks. Out of curiosity, what size are you running? Looks like the 1968 factory spec on the 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs was 165 R 15, but I'm hearing some folks are running Pirelli Cinturato CN 36's in 185-70-VR15 fitment. Would love to see a pic of your car on the Vredesteins if you've got one ...
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    Early 911S Reg #3096
    "Chester" - 1968 911L, Fully Restored, Numbers Matching, Tangerine Orange on the original 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs wheels
    "The Beast" - 2010 911 4S Cab, Triple Black, 6 Speed MT, SSK, PSE with Fabspeed Sport Headers and 200-Cell Cats
    "The Truck" - 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Jet Black Metallic, Sport Chrono, PSE, Rear Axle Steering & PSCB Brakes (for haulin' stuff... fast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaddox View Post
    Also interested in the #'s on your car, as mine is also a blood orange 68L, number 11805099, engine 3280343, with a build of 10/67. Cheers!
    You bet, I'm a few months behind you of out of the factory. I've got chassis #11805200, Engine #3280766, and a build date of Feb 13, 1968, which was 4 days before I was born .

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    Early 911S Reg #3096
    "Chester" - 1968 911L, Fully Restored, Numbers Matching, Tangerine Orange on the original 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs wheels
    "The Beast" - 2010 911 4S Cab, Triple Black, 6 Speed MT, SSK, PSE with Fabspeed Sport Headers and 200-Cell Cats
    "The Truck" - 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Jet Black Metallic, Sport Chrono, PSE, Rear Axle Steering & PSCB Brakes (for haulin' stuff... fast)

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    Very cool! I am actually running the Vredestein Sprint Classic in 185/70 HR.15 size. (As you can see I am repainted in 936 Silver Metallic, and I have a series matching motor, but not numbers matching)

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    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

    My 78 FJ40 Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaddox View Post
    Very cool! I am actually running the Vredestein Sprint Classic in 185/70 HR.15 size. (As you can see I am repainted in 936 Silver Metallic, and I have a series matching motor, but not numbers matching)

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    That's a beautiful '68, cograts. I see that you scraped off those horrible 1968-only side reflectors, can't say I blame you! Here are a few pics of mine. These were taken in 1972 when my uncle bought this car as the second owner in Walnut Creek, CA. I bought it from him in 1992 when I got married, so it's been part of our family for 49 of its 53 years! I should wrap up the paint work and get it back on the road in a few weeks, so I'm just looking to throw the right tires on it to complete the restoration so i can drive the snot out of it . I'll post up a final thread on the project once I'm back on the road, and thanks for the info on your tires.

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    Early 911S Reg #3096
    "Chester" - 1968 911L, Fully Restored, Numbers Matching, Tangerine Orange on the original 5 1/2 x 15 Fuchs wheels
    "The Beast" - 2010 911 4S Cab, Triple Black, 6 Speed MT, SSK, PSE with Fabspeed Sport Headers and 200-Cell Cats
    "The Truck" - 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Jet Black Metallic, Sport Chrono, PSE, Rear Axle Steering & PSCB Brakes (for haulin' stuff... fast)

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    Beautiful car!!!! Enjoy it, great history with your family.
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

    My 78 FJ40 Build

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    If I had a 68 I'd leave the reflectors on,,,,just because
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    Mine were shaved prior to ownership - but if they had it I'd leave them on too!
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

    My 78 FJ40 Build

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