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I'm not sure this is the right post or not, I have just purchased 5 Firestone Super Sport Wide Oval Red Line F-70-14" tire's and Beleive that they may be NOS is there anyway of checking this, I was told by someone that if each tire has a different serial number that they would be orignal and not repo's. I had just bought these to resale. Any help would be great. Thanks
 

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There is a date code that should give you some clues. I believe it is in the DOT part of the stamping- mo and year..you could post the numbers here..I'm sure you'll get plenty of help.

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Thanks Lane
I will write the numbers down and post them.
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The DOT on the tire's are as follow's

1 Tire DOT CYLO F4K5018
1 Tire DOT CYLO F4K5458
3 Tire's DOT CYLO F4K5418
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Thanks Lane
Is there anyway of knowing 1968 or 78 etc.
 

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Yes they can be DOT stamped and be 1968!

Corvettes with Redline DOT stamped tires started in about February of 1968 which is for 1968 Corvette production. I would expect the tire supplier to make the change across their production since this was a government requirement to start the "DOT" program.

Also remember that early production 1969 model cars would have 1968 dated production tires.
 

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Yes they can be DOT stamped and be 1968!

Corvettes with Redline DOT stamped tires started in about February of 1968 which is for 1968 Corvette production. I would expect the tire supplier to make the change across their production since this was a government requirement to start the "DOT" program.
The DOT tire marking requirement started in 1968, but the tire manufacturers were free to mark them any way they liked; the standardized DOT-mandated format 11-digit marking requirement (which the tires above have) didn't start until May, 1971. :thumbsup:
 
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