Here is the reply I have from Matt at Re originals. He needs a run of 25 sets:
Hi David! Here's the latest info on the wheels. We started 5 years ago collecting names of guys who wanted a set of wheels. We knew, to be able to offer 5 alloy rim wheels, 4 correct two-eared knockoffs and 4 bolt on splined hubs we would need to manufacture 100 wheels to get the cost down to a reasonable level. At that quantity this is the type of project that Vikki and I would do a short term mortgage on the house and get it done. Recently, after getting all the details worked out and getting ready to order the whole lot, all from different manufacturers, by the way, many of the 2000 and 2600 owners who had placed orders over the years, had some reason to not want them any more. Some still did and were wiling to come up with 50% of $5400 to allow us to proceed. However, not enough of the ones I called were still in need and I have become discouraged. The project is still quite viable and I'm still willing to do it.
If you are willing to ask all those who say they want a set if the final $5400 price is OK and the 50% down payment is also OK, I'm happy to get back into the project. The hard work has been done. Borrani wants $9200 for the same pieces to do this same project. I was able to get much better prices by going to the actual manufacturing facilities that make the various components. Once the splined wheel hubs are made, I will order extra so that they will also be available separately.
I'm inclined to make all of them 5.5 X 16 as there are more tire selections available in that size. It's only 1/4 inch larger than the 165 X 400 so visually it will not be noticeable. If however, more people want the 165 X 400 size, we might be able to do that also.
By the way I have 1 set of new 4 165 X 400 Pirelli Cinturato tires of the correct vintage tread pattern in stock. More may become available if Pirelli decides to make them again. That would be next year in any case.
Hope this helps somewhat. Let me know your thoughts on all this. I'm here to help. Ciao! Matt
25 sets seems like a big nut to me.....
'74 GTV, '64 2600 Spider