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Anyone Want An Original 1970s/80s Continental Tire Before I Send It To The Dump?

I have an old Continental Contact TS740 175SR14 tire probably of 1970s or 1980s vintage, with the neat curb guard (don't know why tires don't still have these). It's used, but has tread left and no dry rot that I can see. Obviously it wouldn't be good for street use due to the age, but is this something someone would want to buy to install on a trailer queen or use as a display? I'm trying to avoid taking it to the dump because I think it would be a shame. Last call before I throw it out. Just pay shipping from Tacoma, WA, USA + PayPal's fee--and it's already boxed up.






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I think that "442" is a date code. I think they went like this:
- three digits, so 442 here would be 44th week of 1982.
- three digits + triangle, so 442 here would be 44th week of 1992
- Four digits (where first two are the week # and the second two are the year number), and I think this started in ~2000. So 4412, would be 44th week of 2012.

I think that's about how it went, but I shouldn't be used as the absolute reference here.

What I think you got here is a sweet 30 year old tire. Throw it on the rack in a used tire shop and they'll sell it and put it on a car charging $125. Never trust those guys.
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I think that "442" is a date code. I think they went like this:
- three digits, so 442 here would be 44th week of 1982.
- three digits + triangle, so 442 here would be 44th week of 1992
- Four digits (where first two are the week # and the second two are the year number), and I think this started in ~2000. So 4412, would be 44th week of 2012.

I think that's about how it went, but I shouldn't be used as the absolute reference here.

What I think you got here is a sweet 30 year old tire. Throw it on the rack in a used tire shop and they'll sell it and put it on a car charging $125. Never trust those guys.
Thanks for the tip!

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Off to the dump it is.

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