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Old 28th June 2017, 14:22   #16
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A lot of vintage cars have Firestone tyres. The 1937 RR Phantom III from the Poonawalla garage in Pune is one example. A silver Jaguar XK120 from Pune/Mumbai also has Firestone tyres. I have seen a few more classic cars with Firestone tyres, can't recollect the models now.

Were Firestone tyres easily available in India before Bridgestone introduced the brand here last year?
Firestones were easily available in India till mid 1980s. I guess they shut shop after Bridgestone bought the brand.

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Firestones were easily available in India till mid 1980s.
Absolutely. Firestone, Dunlop, Vikrant and India Super are four brands that were relatively well-received in the '70s. My late father was a tyre dealer and he had all these brands (except Dunlop) along with MRF, Good Year, CEAT and two Kerala-based "local brands" - Premier and yes!....Apollo .
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