Delticom AG/ Ford Granada, Saab 900 or Audi 80 – the Right Tyres for Fans of Modern Classics

  • Modern classics are becoming ever more popular and are increasing
    in value.
  • Fresh tyres in the correct dimensions offering an authentic
    appearance ensure that neither style nor safety are compromised.
  • Buyers visiting, Delticom’s new online shop
    specialising in classic cars and modern classics, will find a wide
    range of tyres for historical vehicles – quickly, easily, and securely.

HANOVER, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–They represent quality, durability and a very special retro charm: the
so-called “modern classics”. Strictly speaking these vehicles, between
15 and 30 years old and mostly produced in the 80s and 90s, aren’t
classic cars yet, but it’s not just amongst collectors that they are
growing in popularity. Whether you’re talking about sedans like the Ford
Granada, cabriolets like the Saab 900 Cabrio or coupés based on the Audi
80 – all of them have already achieved cult status, with demand and
value increasing accordingly. The question of how modern classics should
be maintained is, however, the same as for true classic cars: true to
style and in good condition, with original parts as far as possible, or
at least parts which are faithful to the original. But even with retro
charm, one thing shouldn’t be compromised: safety.

For example, tyres: as a part subject to wear, not only are tyres one of
the defining characteristics of a vehicle’s appearance, they are also
one of the most important safety elements – after all, they are the only
component in direct contact with the road. “Many people don’t realise
that tyres degrade over time, even if they don’t do a lot of mileage –
which is the case for a lot of classic cars. The grip deteriorates
noticeably over time, as the rubber mixture gradually hardens, meaning
tyres can become porous or cracked. An eight-year-old set of tyres
should be replaced under any circumstances. And of course: tyres should
have a tread depth of at least 1.6 millimetres, ideally more”, says
Thierry Delesalle of

So the question arises: where can fans of classic cars find suitable
replacement tyres? Tyre dimensions common in earlier cars are often
different to those of modern models: today’s tyres, for example, are
mostly larger and have a different cross-section (ratio of flank height
to tread width), and your local workshop may not stock all models.

“That’s why fans of modern classics should take a look at“, advises Delesalle.
is a new online shop especially for fans of classic cars and modern
classics. The shop has been set up by Delticom AG, Europe’s largest
online tyre retailer, meaning that buyers benefit from over 15 years’
experience in online tyre retail, perfectly rehearsed delivery logistics
and expert service. “Our range includes a wide selection of historical
tyre models, produced by manufacturers today in accordance with current
standards”, explains Delesalle. Buyers on
will find a range of trusted brands which meet the quality standards of
enthusiasts in a range of dimensions and styles. “You can even get
authentic-looking whitewall tyres”, says Delesalle. In addition to
quick, intuitive online ordering,
also offers a variety of secure payment methods and rapid delivery. If
you prefer to leave the fitting to the professionals, you can also have
your tyres sent to one of our fitting partners at no extra cost, where
they will then be mounted on your vehicle.

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