According to an online source - the stock tires on the '55 300 were 'special 6 ply tubeless 800x15 Goodyears. Note, that they're 15", not 14" as some wrote in this thread. As far as I can recall, 14" tires weren't available until 1957, and were introduced during the 'lower is better every year' era in Detroit.
800x15 tires are huge, fat tires, but the wheels in (at least some of the images posted in this thread) don't look quite right to me, as they appear to be too small in relation to the tires, esp w/ the kit's wide whites. The '55 Chrysler C300 was almost 219" long w/ a 126" wheelbase, so 15" wheels might look small on such a large car. And, the gangster style wide-whites probably exaggerate how small the wheels look to me. Also - to further nit-pick, the tire's sidewall engraving appears a little heavy-handed - at least in the close-up images.
But, even if there might be an issue w/ the tires and/or wheels, who really cares, as that's relatively an easy fix - if it's needed at all, as I could be completely wrong w/ my above impressions.
But, the overall model is a gem! Moebius is to be highly congradulated for doing justice to this rare subject! And, could they have a '56 300B in the works? Seems a natural, as the only significant differance between the '55 & the '56 are the rear quarter panels, tailights, rear bumper, and a couple of badges. Or, perhaps we'll soon have a quality resin conversion for a '56?? Either way - here's hoping. . .
And, I'd hope someone (Moebius or Revell?) would do a 1/25th scale '56 Olds Super 88 and/or same year Buick Century, a '57 Cad (not an Eldo), and a '56 Continental Mk2. Great replica stock & customs, and consider all the neat vintage drivetrain & trim pcs for other custom projects. Just my 2 cents worth. . .
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