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Interesting. Thanks. Mine don't unless old paint is covering it. There were 3 different manufacturers (CMR, Firgat and Firsat) I believe and CMR was quite a common one.
 

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Merv pretty sure its 'Fergat' - also made alloys.

I also recall seeing (maybe 15" rims?) that FPS also made some.

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Yes a typo the spell checker liked better. The PDF I found shows 4 manufacturers at that time as officially suppling wheels to Alfa.
 

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Just to finish this off. I removed my old tyres (195x65x14) and found that all the rims are original 5.5's (a mix of 2 CMR and 2 Fergat; spare is a CMR). I had them 'rolled' and the edges tidied up and the centres checked for any plane distortion. Then removed all the paint and primed them. I used Eastwood Argent Silver paint for colour correctness and a Wurth Satin Gloss over the top as I really like the hub caps on the Series 1 cars (and I am not that keen on really glossy rims). Last, fitted some quality 185x70x14 tyres and I am very pleased with the outcome.
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Great work Merv...

Really sets the car off, shiny paint, shiny wheels, shiny rubber!

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Beautiful Merv! Which tire did you choose? I had Michelin 185/70 R14 on my first 1750. On GTA replicas. Loved the look of chunkier tires. On my present 1750, I have gone for 165´s on the same original rims as you have. Delivery of the car is now set för wednesday. I am curious to get to know the feel of the arrow 165´s.
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Thank you. I went for a Yokohama BluEarth on this occasion. Highly recommended by my Alfa mechanic friend and rally driver. He loves them and they are right rolling size for the speedo calibration. 185's - down from 195. Feels much better and quiet and great in the wet reportedly. I would have liked the Veredstein (below) 165 again (have them on my 356), but next time, at double the price. Hard to get the right aspect ratio as well.
 

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