One thing that you quickly notice when shopping for tires for a vintage car is the small number of choices available. Who makes a modern performance tire for an earlier vehicle requiring 15", 14" or even 13" tire sizes?
While there are still several manufacturers that offer a sprinkling of tires in these hard-to-find sizes, Sumitomo does a decent job with the Sumitomo HTR 200 (shown at left). This tire is a good place to start your search for your earlier BMW, Alfa Romeo or MGB.
The HTR 200 is Sumitomo's High Performance Summer tire developed to meet the needs of sports cars, coupes and sedan drivers, as well as offer modern size options for many vintage sports cars. Sumitomo has widest size selection of any modern tire in these smaller wheel sizes: six choices for 13" wheels, nine sizes in 14" and an additional eight sizes in 15". It is designed to blend comfort, wear and performance on wet and dry roads., but it is not intended to be driven through snow or on ice.