I'm leaning towards the Avon's with the outer wall shaved and GOODYEAR letters applied.
For the use I put the car to, they are fine and seem more appropriate to the car then the Pirelli's are.
I currently have P7's on it now but they need to be freshened up due to age.
I agree that the Avon TENDS to be more of a race tire then a street tire but for my use they are fine.
The difference is basically because of the softer compound on the Avons vs. the P7's. The Pirelli's are a little hard on the treads compound and basically are banana skins by the time the temps drop under 40 degrees.
I'm getting reliable reports of the Avon's delivering 20,000 mile wear. By the time I put another 20,000 miles on this car, I'll already have been dead 10 years.
US cars were delivered with Goodyear's and here, raced with "Bluestreaks". They seem to me as appropriate or more so then the Pirelli's do for a US car. Particularly with my racer on the street perspective. Kind of like a Cobra 427 S/C.
The blue streak on those tires then and these Avon's now are painted on and optional. It can be left off.
This is a pricey decision since it's an $800 upcharge to do the sidewalls like this.