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Re: wich tire to go?
Coker makes alot of the classic reproduction tires for muscle cars. If you are going for the original look go with them. You won't be dissapointed. I believe that Goodyear and Firestone allowed Coker to purchase their original molds years ago.
If you are not concerned about the originality then I would suggest a set of P235/60/R15 tires all the way around. The car will ride better, it will handle better and if you ever get stuck in the rain the traction is far superior to that of a rib tread design bias belted tire. If you are going with 14" tires then P235/60/R14 is fine too. I was running P 245/60/R14's on the front of my first 1969 camaro and they cleared ok. The 235's in any size will make it look less muscle.
For what it's worth I was in the auto and tire business from 1989-1998. My main job during those years I did not work at a car dealership was to sell tires. I worked for an independent Goodyear store and a corporate owned Firestone store. Even at the dealership service counter I was their "tire specialist" back then. It's been a little over 8 years since I left that profession but I still remember a few things now and then.
The G60's may be a bit too wide for the front. I have those on the rear of the car I just purchased. They are really old bias belted tires turned blackwall out. If you were to put those on put them only in the rear. E60's or F60's if you want the original look should be ok all the way around.
By the way, I'm opening up another can of worms with a 1969 Camaro I just recently purchased. Man I wish I had my old '69 back!!