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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hubcap Types

I've attached some pictures of the assortment of hubcaps I have.

a) Top left, stainless with silver lettering - but "small" text
b) Top right, stainless with silver lettering and "large" text
c) Bottom left, stainless with gold lettering
d) Bottom right, chrome with "large" lettering.

Type b) were I believe the standard issue on my '69 1750 spider.

But which models used the others?

(I bought the chrome version over 30 years ago from an Alfa dealer in London - but never used it)
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The large black ring wheel covers as pictured were fitted to the 1750 GTV and Berlina. The 1750 Spider got small diameter black ring covers. Will try to find a pic...

EDIT; wheel cover pic is here.

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Not necessarily so !!

Here's a part scan of another 1750 roundtail brochure.

My car has its original hubcaps with large rings - and it looks as if the Australian 1750s cars also have the large rings.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/pict...to-thread.html

Perhaps it was a RHD variation.
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Please give this thread a read. It may (or may not) help.

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I think the earliest 1750 Spiders may have had the smaller rings. At least that's what I have assumed. If I remember correctly, the owner's manual shows the small rings like the duettos but most of the 1750s I have seen pictures of have had the larger rings. I do not claim any expertise though!

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PS. It is the extract from the manual that Jim has linked to in the preceding post that I was thinking of.

La meccanica delle emozioni


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2008 159 ti 2.4 JTD Rosso
1969 Spider Veloce 1750 Avorio


Gone:
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2006 159 V6 Q4
1971 Giulia 1300 Super Verde

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Spot on Charles!

Copied this from the ClassicAlfa website.

But there again I always knew that my large ring caps were original.

I originally posted just to find out why there are different types of large ring caps - i.e. gold text, small text, large text, chrome rather than stainless.

Presumably, as Papajam says, these variations are associated with different models.

Seems daft that Alfa didn't just stick to one type.
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