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1965 ORIGINAL WHEELS?

fredd65

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I HAVE A SET OF 4 WHEELS THAT CAME ON MY 65 VETTE WHEN I GOT IT 12 YEARS AGO AND I NOW HAVE CHROME TORQ THRUSTS ON IT ...THEY HAVE THE STAMPING 15X 5 1/2 JK WITH 65 STAMPED PERPENDICULAR...THEY ALSO HAVE THE KELSEY HAYES INSIGNIA AND SOME OTHER WEIRD LOOKING THING...THE VALVE HOLES ALSO HAVE THE 2 LITTLE DIMPLES AND I CAN SEE GM STAMPED ON THE FRONT BETWEEN LUG HOLES...MY QUESTION IS, ARE THESE THE ORIGINAL WHEELS AND WHAT ARE THEY WORTH?...ALSO, SHOULD I SANDBLAST AND PAINT THEM BEFORE SELLING?...VERY LITTLE RUST...THANKS rfrederick@woh.rr.com
 
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It's good to see you can get your message out Fred, but you might want to check your " CapLock " key !

Stepinwolf
 

fredd65

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sorry if the caps offended anyone, this better?...so, does anyone know if i have the original wheels or not?...any opinions?...thanks
 
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Based on your description, I'd say those are the original '65 wheels; don't really have a feel for what they're worth.

:beer
 

fredd65

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Based on your description, I'd say those are the original '65 wheels; don't really have a feel for what they're worth.

:beer

thanks for the info...know anyone that might want them?...i also have a set of rally wheels for a 67 with uniroyal tiger paw raised white letter tires
 
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If JohnZ is correct, ( and I have not known him to make a nistake ) and they are the original wheels, normally they can be found for about 100$ apiece. I have also seen matched, mint, set's of 4, offered for around 500$. I can't guarantee that what they sold for but that was the asking price.

However, original wheels are getting harder to sell because of the damage that is associated with curbside encounters. More people are now migrating towards repros, knowing they are straight, and run true.

Just my opinion

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Stepinwolf
 

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