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What happened to all the AMT Firestone whitewall sets? Most of the major sites either don't have them or say they've been discontinued. I thought those were pretty popular?

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The exact same tires were in thousands of kits over the last few years, too, and people are always parting kits out on ebay if you don't have a need for a full kit. I'm sure there are plenty of members here who don't use the whitewalls which come in the kits they purchase, so post a Wanted ad below and see what happens.

Some of these parts packs were released a decade ago now, too:

 

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I'm forced to paint my own, at least the wide style used from about 1952-62 as OEM.  One-Shot bulletin white on a card with a dab of thinner handy, and a really good quality brush; I can usually get a full tire in one brush-load.  I have to set it up to rotate to make a good job of it; maybe not 'show' but sure passes inspection!  But, now I'm running out of black tires too!

I have one set, source forgotten, of the dramatic US Royal 'Master' pinstripe-whitewall tires, brand name embossed and all; wish someone would reproduce those beauties!  C. 1962-up they were de rigeur for Autorama-level show customs!  Check old HRMs.

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On 1/5/2022 at 7:43 AM, gwolf said:

What happened to all the AMT Firestone whitewall sets? Most of the major sites either don't have them or say they've been discontinued. I thought those were pretty popular?

For the last month I've been watching for a set and finally found some .  The seller's listing was wrong saying they were Gold Lettered tires so I messaged him and he confirmed they were the Deluxe Champions .  They were in my mailbox yesterday !

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