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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 11:26 AM
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John's notion may be correct.

I found very little information about the person and/or the company. It appears Ed Astri raced a Giulietta Spider Veloce in the early 1960s (see here). This indicates he was familiar with the marque.

Throughout his 1965 catalog (I have a copy), he used the company logo shown on the title page below. The catalog contains two separate sections on Borrani and "Astri Minilite" wheels. The Minilite wheels used a different logo than the one shown on most catalog pages, a stylized "AM" as shown in the picture of a wheel further below.

So, I think it's conceivable that Ed Astri made private label wheels for Alfas. The style of the badge shown gives me the impression that it might be late 1970s to mid-1980s. Hopefully, somebody has or can dig up a catalog or brochure or magazine ad that could prove it.

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[SIZE="1"]'63 2600 Touring Spider (AR 191437, the car that started the 2000/2600 International Register, reassembly in progress)
ex-'65 2600 SZ (AR 856043, the car in my avatar, sold as resto project to Austria)
Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]
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