If you have the 13" rims - good luck. Dunlop and Goodyear make a really tall 185 series 13" that gets close. The problem is that the tires aren't as stiff as the original bias ply and are basically an economy tire. The car will sit lower. The sidewalls are also very soft and the tires won't last long. The ride really sucks as do the tires. I would suggest putting 14" rims on the car. Your tire options increase 10-fold. I have Goodyear 205/70 14s which are damn close to original size and ride height. The car handles great, the tires are holding up very well and I can push the car over 100 and around bends w/ authority.MBZ933 - 3/2/2005 4:23 PM
Does anyone know or direct me to someone who knows the stock tire size of a'64 220 seb (coupe) is? The tires on there now were a cheap fix by the previous owner i think, Thanks
I would love those 15"s. If you see a fintail station wagon it might have them. That is a rare find in itself though.mercmad - 3/4/2005 3:02 AM
Actually mercedes had 14"'s as options on the W111-112 so fitting 14's won't upset show judges or other pedants,in fact they also had 15" wheels for "sporting activities' meaning rallyeing,which Mercedes was really good at in the late 50"s,You will find these are bit difficult to track down although w126 HAD 15" RIMS BUT DIFFERENT OFF SET.
The rarest were the alloy 15",which were the same as gullwing rims,don't even think about looking for those[}]