Something about wide white wall tires makes the difference.
Pop’s 1959 Caddy had white wall tires when I got the car but they were thin white walls and just looked old. I’ve seen other 59 Cadillac’s with wide white wall tires and I think it makes the car look so much better. I have a picture of my Pop’s car in 1963 with wide white wall tires and that was it, I had to put them back on the Coupe De Ville.
Then the hunt began to try to find wide white wall tires that weren’t going to cost well over $1000 for 15″ tires. What I learned was Coker Tire is pretty much your only option and the average price for a 235/75-15 3″ wide white wall is about $245 each. Needless to say I wasn’t going to pay that and didn’t really have that kind of cash for a set of tires.