1938 Shelby Speedline Airflo blackwalls?


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Balloonatic

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 26, 2011
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Does anyone know what brand/type of blackwall tires came on the 1938 Shelby Speedline Airflo super in the attached ad?

To me, they look like BF Goodrich Silvertowns, but I just don't know for sure.

Also, can anyone tell me where this deluxe Shelby would have been available at retail? Western Auto? Monkey Wards? Catalog sales? Who carried such a deluxe, expensive bike on the showroom floor?

Attention: @slick @poolboy1 any other Shelby nuts out there?

Thanks!


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Pedals Past

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 5, 2017
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Being an admirer of this bike usinf it as the logo bike of our nuseum I have had several and quite a literature collection on them. I had a peechee style folder from the plant that had a Pherris Tire Company add for 1939 showing snakebelly bw frim Pherris Ohio long before they merged with Carlisle after the war. Not sure who got the add from me most likely John Atkinson Scott McCaskey or Dan Venturi. I got it from Kim Heuberger and i had a few girls bikes I acquired with them still on them. The Shelby literature had both G-3 and General WW safery tires in the 40-41 literarure.
 
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