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 Post subject: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:25 pm 
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Hi guys.

This one its just a laugh...

Camed across this COSMIC wheel, NOS, marked as 1100 and 1300 range, 12X5 sized...
So far, so good, but while checking it out, noticed that was a price tag on it :shock: , wich was something as expensive as 1.100$00 Escudos (Portuguese currency until 2001), wich means something around 5,50 euros, as much as 4.89£ ...,in those days of course...

Now..., like VH1..., can you guess the year???

The wheel does have a date on the inside, wich i believe is forging date. I will tell it after a few guesses...

Good luck. :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 pm 
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1967?

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:04 pm 
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1969 :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
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No.... Close...


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:39 pm 
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1971, perhaps for the Austin/Morris GT


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:40 pm 
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I like the way the wheel actually looks like a steel wheel with a trim on it!


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:44 pm 
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1970 (I was going to put 71 but was beaten to it)


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 am 
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howdenbiker wrote:
1971, perhaps for the Austin/Morris GT
Well done. :D :D
Inside the wheel, it's marked 01/1971, so, anytime soon after, this wheel was on sale in some garage or wheel shop. I don't remember where i get it from, but 5,5euros for a new wheel did made me laugh. :D
Of course this doesn't mean they're were any cheap, but it's a good reminder how things escaleted over the years... :?
I still have a few more things like this (with price tag on), and some report to the yearly 40's... I will try to find something cool for next "challenge"...

Cheers.
RT


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the year!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:35 am 
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classiccargarage wrote:
5,5euros for a new wheel did made me laugh. :D
Of course this doesn't mean they're were cheap, but it's a good reminder how things escaleted over the years... :?
I still have a few more things like this (with price tag on),

Cheers.
RT


They weren't cheap when you consider that apprentice wages at that time were £5.00 per week ;)
So even if we could afford a car, we certainly didn't have alloy wheels!


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