I have been hunting for a set of Michelin XWX 205/70VR 14 tires for my Dino. Unfortunatesly, I live in Hawaii, so, The biggest downside of ordering tires is the high cost of having them shipped to Hawaii. I used to know someone who worked in a local tire company and I could order tires through him with a low shipping cost. Sadly that company no longer allows their employees to order any brand of tire not in their current line of tires. Not a lot of places carry this tire outside of specialty tire companies. In each case, as soon as I input my zip code, a rather large shipping fee is added to the cost of my order. That is until I tried Longstone Classic Tires inEngland. Actually, I tried ordering the tires because I was curious as to what the shipping costs would be from a tire company in England and compare it to the costs from the American companies that I've looked at. Much to my surprise, after inputting my zip code, it said that the shipping would be "FREE!" I assumed that it was a mistake, so I exited the webpage and re-entered via a new webpage and tried to order the foru tires with my Hawaii zip code. It still said that the shipping would be free, so, I completed the order thinking that the company would contact me to tell me that it was a mistake and the tell me what the actual shipping costs would be. That never happened, so I assumed that the tires would be shipped by cheapest and slowest form of transport. Unbeknowst to me, my credit card company had held up the payment and contacted me a few days after I intiated the order to see if I had indeed ordered these tires frfom this company in England. I verified that I had placed the order and they made the payment. After two more days, I still had not received any confirmation from Longstone Classic Tires that my tires had been shipped. I emailed them and asked for them to confirm that payment had been received and that the tires had been shipped. I received a reply with tracking numbers for USPS delivery!!! When I tried to track the packages, it just said "In Transit." The next day, I had to run some errands in the morning and I found a card from the USPS saying they tried to deliver a packaage, but, no one was at home. I told myself that there is no way that this package could be my tires, but, in the Sender's box, it sure looked like it said "Great Britain." The handwriting was a little difficult to read, but, it sure did look like Grear Britain. Just in case it was the tires, I went to the post ofdfice and asked them to redeliver the package the next day (Saturday). And guess what? My mailman parked his truck and said that he had my tires in his truck!!! Longstone had sent the tires vis USPS Priority mail to my doorstep!!! I could not believe it. This is what I would call unbelievably great customer service!! Living on this island, you rarely get this kind of service when ordering such a bulkiy item without paying a large shipping fee.
Since this is the first time I've had to try and order a set of tires online, I may be the only one here that didn't know about Longstone Classic Tires. Maybe it's because they sell and ship tires worldwide, but, I'm telling everyone who might need new tires for their classic car to give Longstone Classic Tire a try. I found out that the sidewalls on my old set of tires had developed severe cracking during its six year repair process. If any of you want to see the journey my Dino has been on since the accident that derailed it for the past six years, you can look up the thread: Parts Source For Damaged 1972 Dino 246 GT
in this forum. There are tons of photos concerning the repairs and the manufacturing of some of the needed parts.
So, if you need some tires for your classic vehicle, check out Longstone Classic Tires. Free shipping is free shipping no matter where you live. For me, it was a major savings in shipping costs.