Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

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dino176
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Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by dino176 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:43 pm

I am considering those wheels on my 2L spider, what do you think go or no go
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Re: Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by beebee246 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:18 pm

I had a set of borrani's on my 2400 spider ( sorry, can't find any photos) I thought they looked FANTASTIC.

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Re: Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by dino176 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi Beebee
Do you have a specification or a Borani number for the wheels you used. If you can find a picture I would love to see....

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Re: Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by beebee246 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:41 pm

Hi, Brian here.
The borrani's were specified for Ferrari 246 and 308 and they came with a hub adapt or kit. All genuine Borrani.
I don't have the numbers but they were 7.5" x 14". They looked awesome in my eyes, but several observers said they didn't suit the car. Tough luck, my car, my choice!
They were difficult to keep in balance, and also quite hard to keep clean. I sold them to a guy in Finland, and about 3 years later tried to buy them back, but he'd sold them the week before!
They were only about £2000 the set ( used), but I think there are hard to find now second hand, and new would likely be £7000 the set.
Good luck. You may find them on the Internet. Just search Ferrari 308 wire wheels,
Cheers, brian

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Re: Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by Philbrun » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:17 am

dino176 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:43 pm
I am considering those wheels on my 2L spider, what do you think go or no go
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FIRST : put the bumpers on your car... ! ! !

SECOND : Stop kidding with Italian bands and other gimmicks

THIRD : put your car in a paint house , and choose a better colour than that grey...

FOURTH : If you want to change the wheels , then put Ferrari wheels.

FIFTH : STOP KIDDING : SELL YOUR CAR AND GO TO A MATCHBOX COLLECTION... ! ! !

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Re: Wire wheels on a spider - go or no go

Post by HugoHarris » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:59 am

Wheel choice seems to be a very personal thing! To my eyes you can't improve on the original Cromadoras. I find the Campys and Borranis too bling and out of keeping with the lines of both spider and coupe. The styling cues of these cars are from a point in automotive history where a lot was changing, and there is a lot of modernity in both the PF and Bertone lines. Wire wheels are a throwback to an earlier era and for me are all wrong for these cars and their 246GT cousins (similarly for the Ferrari Daytona and 365 GTC/4). But it's your car and your opinion is what matters!
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