i do remember these! we used to use the white sneaker shoe polish on them as they were almost impossible to keep clean for long. i dont want to go thru that again but a smaller white stripe could work on the Mav.Go back a little further with some real white walls!!! Dare Ya!!!
i actually learned to drive in a '65 GTO just like this with a stick shift Hurst T bar shifter 3 on the floor, your photo brought back a flood of fond memoriesThen there was the red side wall tire. First time I remember seeing them was on a 64 Tempest GTO that was just like this one except it was a four barrel automatic 389 and not as was sung about this one, "three deuces and a four speed, and a 389", that my friend's parents bought from the Pontiac dealership after they used in at the local drag strip a few times in late 1964 to showcase this new Muscle Car. His dad finally stopped letting him drive it. Replaced too many back tires!
wow talk about taking a ride on the way back machine! i honestly cant remember the last time i saw a set of curb feelers in the wild. they did serve a purpose, to help drivers from ruining their expensive white wall tires buy alerting you B4 you scuffed the tire on the curb.What’s next? ‘Curb Feelers’ on a Maverick? Pics or it never happened!
I have a Polaris Slingshot. 5 speed stick. 170 hp pulling 1700 lbs of aluminum and plastic. 2nd and 3rd gear feels like an old Nova with a 396.i actually learned to drive in a '65 GTO just like this with a stick shift Hurst T bar shifter 3 on the floor, your photo brought back a flood of fond memories
for better or worse recent generations and most future drivers will never feel that thrill of hitting a shift point just right or winding the rpm's up and popping the clutch and spinning those tires B4 flying off the line like a bat out of hell !!
nostalgia aside i would never even consider a manual nowadays. i'm not sports car guy anymore and value comfort & convenience and practicality from my daily driver as i gracefully ease into my '70s LOL
i also remember blue stripe sidewalls as well. most of the white stripe sidewall tires tended to be more expensive so they were something of a status symbol back in the day. i am actually pretty pleased with my stock wheels & tires, no plans on changing them at this time.
wow you learn something every day! i had no idea such a thing even existed. dont know if i could make 'Mabel the Maverick' wear those tho.For cheap thrills someone should order a set of port-a-walls to try on their Mav. They're easy to install as all that's required is deflating the tire enough to slip them between rim and tire and then inflating them. They were popular back in the day to dress up black walls. They also have the thin red lines which I would consider for my iconic silver Mav.
I learned to drive in a 1960 Sedan Deville. It had auto diming headlights, power windows, and cruise control. I broke an engine mount because that massive V8 that would rotate the car a couple of inches when you revved the engine.My Dad’s 70 Sedan DeVille had gangsta whitewalls….I miss the car I learned to drive in, I can park anything because of that Cadillac….