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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 07:30 PM
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After a lot of searching and very little finding here is a another wheel that is relatively similar to the prototype car's wheels. Not sure what this wheel is called it is sort of similar and has a center cap similar to that of the RB Milano Wheels or Delta Milano wheels:

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I have seen the other ones...


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...they made a production version of those rims in 14x6 size. I find them stunning gorgeous.
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Sixteen months ago Davbert made the above comment which started my Don Quixotic like quest for a set of those RB Milano rims, since I have never been a fan of the Turbina style of wheel or for that matter, of cleaning them and their 32 dirty pockets!

About 6 weeks ago I was surfing eBay Italy, late, late one Friday night or early Saturday morning when an idea came to mind. Under a generic listing for alloy wheels, not one, but two sets of similar wheels showed up! They were made in two widths, 6.0" and 6.5" (both 14" in diameter) versions. Surely I was dreaming right? No; emails were exchanged and translated this went on for several days...

Finally two odd shaped packages that looked like round cardboard boxes arrived. Not the greatest care was taken in packaging but a lot of tape was consumed in the process. The thin sheet of bubble wrap separating the two wheel pairs in the cardboard cylinders had been obliterated, allowing the rims to contact each other and wear off some of the paint. A day or two later with spray gun in hand they were freshly repainted and looking as good as new.

Yesterday 'WL' and I took our maiden voyage in the Montreal with new shoes. Don't worry the Turbinas are neatly stacked up in the back of the workshop where all the "keeper stock" wheels end up.


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Special thanks to TorW for starting this thread and Davbert for his interesting comment and several following PM's!
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They look very nice Mark. I too saw that listing and contemplated purchasing them. I'm glad you got 'em. Pete.
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They look great Mark. A lovely period look.

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VOW, totally different look to all other wheel - well done Mark !

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Sixteen months ago Davbert made the above comment which started my Don Quixotic like quest for a set of those RB Milano rims, since I have never been a fan of the Turbina style of wheel or for that matter, of cleaning them and their 32 dirty pockets!

About 6 weeks ago I was surfing eBay Italy, late, late one Friday night or early Saturday morning when an idea came to mind. Under a generic listing for alloy wheels, not one, but two sets of similar wheels showed up! They were made in two widths, 6.0" and 6.5" (both 14" in diameter) versions. Surely I was dreaming right? No; emails were exchanged and translated this went on for several days...

Finally two odd shaped packages that looked like round cardboard boxes arrived. Not the greatest care was taken in packaging but a lot of tape was consumed in the process. The thin sheet of bubble wrap separating the two wheel pairs in the cardboard cylinders had been obliterated, allowing the rims to contact each other and wear off some of the paint. A day or two later with spray gun in hand they were freshly repainted and looking as good as new.

Yesterday 'WL' and I took our maiden voyage in the Montreal with new shoes. Don't worry the Turbinas are neatly stacked up in the back of the workshop where all the "keeper stock" wheels end up.


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Special thanks to TorW for starting this thread and Davbert for his interesting comment and several following PM's!
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Fantastic.... Man you scored! Perhaps I should start looking because I didn't know they came also in 6.5 width. Just incase I might land a monte myself one day.

The car looks as it should now properly replacing the turbina's with something that resembles the 67s proto wheels. I recall gandini saying the Montreal was most frustrating for him as it took so long to bring it to production. It initially started as nimble coupe and became overly complicated heavy gt car. At least these wheels help it to go back to the right direction stylistically speaking.

Perhaps the next step is u to punch out three of side vents for windows? :-)

So glade you found em wheels!

Well done and many thanks for sharing.

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Delta Milano Wheel label

Would anyone have measurements and a good photograph of the oval gold foil 'Delta' wheel sticker that came on these wheels when they were new? I'd like to have some labels made up but need some help! If you look close you can see the label on the wheel to the left in the photo below.

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Also, I've heard that the center caps for Delta Milano wheels have been reproduced and are available from an Alfa group on facebook; can anyone post a link to them?

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Nice wheels Mark! Fits perfectly in your car. Congratulations.
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I posted this picture on various Alfa Romeo groups on Facebook. I've only gotten one reply, but no follow up.
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On the back side of the spoke there is a cast version of the 'Delta' logo:

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There is no question these are the perfect wheels for the car. Even the prototype wheels weren’t quite right. These perfected the vision.
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Hi Edgar,

See the gold foil label in post #40 above. It would be a long shot to find an original 'Delta' foil wheel label that has survived over 45 years but there is one out there somewhere. I saw it on eBay and asked the seller for a copy and measurements but received no reply from him in Italy.

I have Delta Milano center caps, although some of mine are reproduction caps, which I understand from Osso, are available through facebook Alfa groups.

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