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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage Wheels

Does anyone know where I can get definitive information about exactly which performance wheels were offered for the GTV by dealers in 1969?

Everyone seems to be searching for the elusive MOMO Vega, but how can I confirm whether this wheel (or any other wheel) really was available to someone buying a new GTV in 1969 ?

Any info would be appreciated.
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Quite a few Period Wheels were available for Alfa's, not the least of which is the ledgendary Momo.

In '69 there was a specific alloy wheel which was available only in '69 and offered only as an option on the '69 MK1 1750 GTV's.

A friend of mine has a set on his car, which was recently purchased from the guy who restored it to a 100 pointer. The restorer sourced a set of these rare alloys - could be magnesium alloy ?? - for the car as it is a '69 MK1.

At the end of the day, a period wheel, is just that, a wheel which was available to be purchased & fitted during the period the car was originally on the market.

I have a set of Tiger Crusaders, which are almost identical to the Chromadora's fitted to 105 Spiders, excepting they dish another 1" outwards to really fill the wheel arches of a Junior & look amazing on the deep wheel arch Giulia Sprint GT's of '63, '64 & '65.

They will be fitted to my '64 Sprint GT or my 1300 GT Junior, as I have a set of original wheels & hubcaps for both cars, so can swap wheels very easily.

I also have a set of Tiger Tornado alloy rims which have a thin multiple spoke effect & really look good on a Giulia.

I can find out about the MK 1 1750 rim for you if you want ?

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 06:48 AM
 
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Greig,

Is this the '69 only option wheel you are talking about?
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Hi Garrett

I wouldn't swear to it as it's been a few months since I saw the car, but it's a 99% certainty as they are very unusual & a complete break from the "Norm" of the other Alfa wheels.

They are stunning & suit the Mk1 really well.

I'll try & get more info, but the car is 200 miles from me, so it may take a few days.

Nice colour GTV, is that navy blue ? It really shows the Chrome & wheels off well.

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Wishing he'd painted his GT Jnr navy........
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Hi Greig,

For several years I have been trying to find out information about these wheels I have on my '69 1750 GTV Mk1 (USA version). All I have found out so far is they were an option wheel in 1969 only and are magnesium alloy made by Cromodora. I have not yet seen another Alfa with these wheels.

The color is Navy blue, painted this color (originally ochre) by the PO and I had it repainted the same color several years ago. It looks great in this color.

Here's another picture of my car.
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The 1750 Euro parts book with a 9/70 supplement, meaning series 1 (there are no wheels listed in the US version parts book), shows the standard steel wheel as supplied by either Firsat, C.M.R. or Fergat and an 'optional' wheel, part number 105.48.28.010.04 listed simply as "Fergat - 5 1/2J X 14".
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Hi Garrett & Jim

There you have it, your wheels are the optional ones listed for '69 1750 GTV's

Jim, it's just struck me your car is a '68 1750 GTV, that must be a very rare one, being one of the first few to be sold when the '69 model year was introduced at the end of '68. According to Fusi, only 146 of the 1750 GT Veloce G.s. USA models were built during '68.

Nice cars, both of them, well done guys !

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Hi Guys

Got a reply from Roderick, he has the 100 pointer Mk 1 GTV & yes, those are the optional wheel for '69, the Cromadora's.

Interesting to see that the Parts Catalogue calls them Fergat's as the 750 / 101's came with either Fergat or Boranni steel rims & the later 105's came with either Fergat or Firsat rims, but there were a few alloy options in both ranges. I'm not sure what the CMR stands for ?

I have both Fergat & Boranni wheels for my 750 & 101 Giulietta's, but prefer the look of the Boranni on the earlier cars & the Fergats on the later cars.

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Actually Greig, our '68 is a 105.44 Euro version #1352698 originally sold in Italy in Feb. 1968. Still researching how it made it to the States.

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I have a 68' and the wheels in this thread came with it. I have only seen them one other time but it was on a 75' GTV2000

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original eqipment Aluwheels GT 5,5x14

I have a set of 4 , coming with an GT from Italy ,that i bought 1983 . If somebody has interests?

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