Today I went to my brother Marty’s house where he showed me a set of four Remington Cushion-Aire G78-15 wide-whitewall bias-ply tires that he has had sitting around for several years. They are in very good condition with nice supple rubber, no dry-rot and plenty of tread left. I had planned to put radial wide-whites on the car, but these tires will look great and the price was right. Technically, H78-15 would be a more appropriate size to match the factory original 7.60-15’s, but G78-15 is very close. Worst case, they could be as much as 1″ shorter overall diameter than original, or as little as 1/2″. Close enough for now!
How can I tell how old my Remington Cushion-AIR 14 INCH TIRES ARE
I don’t know. It seems that a lot of these Remmington Cushion-Air tires have turned up at swap meets and such. These tires may have been some of the last wide-whitewall bias-ply tires available on the market. Making them the last survivors, and the most common. Still, they gotta be from the early 80’s at the newest, or maybe even late 70’s. I know one thing though…. those tires rode like pure garbage on my Buick! Absolutely terrible!
we had those exact same tires on our 61 chrysler from the time we bought it in 1998 up until about 2 years ago. They were great! the car rode like a dream. Wish we could still get them as they were the closest to the correct goodyear bluestreaks offered on the 300. We ended up going with bf goodrench silvertowns from coker