Wednesday Wheels Roundup

Yesterday, Adam at Fast In Fast Out posted an article covering some of the best vintage racing wheels. I love wheels, and it was fun to see Adam’s article – plus, it also got me thinking about another wheel roundup. Adam asked in his article what was missing – so I found a few that I thought where absent from the lineup but are always fun to see. There’s a set of mega-rare and mega-expensive Campagnolo racing wheels for early BMWs; boy, do they look impressive though! Then there were some great Audi S6 Speedline-made “Avus” wheels. Later models were made by Ronal, but the originals came from the Italian manufacturer. Speaking of, there are a set of the infamous and often-sought Pirelli P-slots for Volkswagens below. Then there is a wild set of Gotti wheels – in some cases, these were raced on factory Porsches as an alternative to BBSs. Check out the width on those rear tires!!! Rota has made some replica wheels recently of some great designs; these both copy the BBS race wheels but also mimic some MSW and OZ designs as well – and boy, are they affordable! Then there are a great set of Ronal R9s that mimic the ATS-made “Penta” AMG wheels; the ATSs are usually more valuable but harder to find. And finally, another set of Speedlines – this time a Techart set for Porsches that just look incredible (and, oddly tasteful for Techart designs). Which is your favorite?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Campagnolo BMW 13×7, 4×100 Wheels on eBay

Dueling Double Dos: 1970 2002 S14 v. 1968 2002 M20 Turbo

One of the great things about personalizing a car is the variety of ways that it can be carried out. Some people choose to return their car to near original showroom shape while others wildly modify the car with a total lack of regard for originality. The 2002 has traditionally been one of the favorite modification platforms as BMWs go; out of the box, it was blessed with good handling and balance, distinctive looks and it’s a car that’s easy to work on. Most that are in a condition that need or warrant modifications can be had fairly inexpensively, and the myriad of directions you can take means that possible permutations and combinations of parts rarely leave two looking identical. Today is such a case – two fairly similar platforms that take two very different directions – which is your favorite and why?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 BMW 2002 on eBay

Wednesday Wheels: Rota Alpina-style 15×6 Turbine Wheels

Okay, okay, they’re not actually Alpina wheels, but if you’re looking for a lot of style on a budget, Rota produces some great looking replica wheels. These are no exception; from even a slight distance most enthusiasts would be hard pressed to tell these apart from the real deal. Get close and the differences are noticeable, but then so is the price. If you’re building a budget replica or just want some class while taking the real wheels off the road for show only, this might just be a great option for you!

Year: 1967-1976
Model: 2002
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 29
Condition: New
Tires: Not Included
Price: $699 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Rota “Alpina Style” Turbine wheels on eBay

Please read entire ad before bidding. (4) ROTA R20 rims, Alpina Style, specifically made for the 1967-1976 BMW 2002 Model (Chassis e10). New in the box, never been installed. Specs 15X6.0, 4X100 P.C.D, et+29mm, 57.1mm Hub Bore. Includes: (4) Rims, (4) Large Silver Center Caps, & (4) Small Black Center Caps. Valve Stem, Lug Nuts, & Tires NOT INCLUDED! Buyer is responsible for confirming fitment.

$68 UPS Ground shipping 48 states. CA Residents add 8.75% sales tax. I will only ship to a CONFIRMED Paypal address. If you do not have a confirmed address, please either confirm or please do not bid. All sales FINAL.

Rota has earned a bit of an unfair reputation as cheap wheels. From what I’ve seen, their quality isn’t far off many of the OEM wheels, so I’m not sure where the problem lies – but most of the issues I’ve seen are on more wide-open spoke designs in a much larger size. If you’re concerned, these probably aren’t the best track wheels, but for a daily driver?…