Just got this link from Eric out of an unrelated thread:
Interesting. Just went out the garage to check out my tires.
No 3 or 4 letter codes at all. Tires are TIGAR 185/70 R14 86S. Small print says made in Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia disintegrated into Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia etc. back in 1991.
Zoinks! So my tires my tires are at least 21 years old, but they look practically new.
Good news : I think my odometer reading of 61k has just been verified as accurate. This car has barely been driven for the past 20 years. Also suspect the car has been garaged almost continuously as the sun and the elements degrade rubber tires pretty quickly. These tires appear new.
Bad news: gotta buy new tires, because old tires rot from the inside. (See the link)
I'm running the original 14" Turbinas. What should I buy? Budget is smallish. I will only drive a few thousand miles per year, so tires should be soft and sticky. Durability is not important.
(And no, Bianchi, I'm not going to put Ford Focus 16" wheels on the car.