Friday, 14 February 2014
Yet Another random 80's Speed Star wheel, and a fairly rare one at that. I have only seen a couple sets of this rim ever pop up for sale (in 14 and 15"), while any other pics or info seems to be non-existent. A rare wheel.. but even then still manages to be common compared to some others..!
Anyway, its a 3-piece wheel (outer and inner barrel halves are welded on assembly), cast centre, and overall a design that seems to be heavily BBS RS inspired..
The lightly polished cap body is unusual compared to the normal gold/chrome/blackcrhome plated versions on other models..
White, red, black, and gold is a fairly ridiculous colour combination...!
...The two halves (barrel and lip) are then welded; meaning this weld would need to be cut to remove the face.
Strangely, the level of finish on this barrel (the whole set) also happens to be noticeably higher than usual.. inside and out. Odd. Would be a shame to put tyres on them!
So for the time being, I'll just clean and stare at these. Maybe one day I'll get some tyres onto them; but they're only unused once, and hiding away in a box has meant the last 28 years hasn't left a mark...!