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Correct 14 inch wheel for year?

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  1. jersey308gtb

    jersey308gtb Formula Junior

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    I had a look on 308-328.com but couldn’t see an answer..

    Could my 1980 euro GTB number 29973 have had either Cromodora or Campaglio wheels at this stage of production?

    The car has 16in Speedlines and i’m putting them back to original.

    Thanks for any insight



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  2. Nuvolari

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    Either Cromodora or Campagnolo would be correct for your car. If you are very particular the backside of the wheels will have a production year cast into them so it is possible to get a matched set showing '80' on the spoke.
     
  3. jersey308gtb

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    Brilliant thank you, good news.


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  4. Hannibal308

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    I think you could have cast dates from same year or earlier years...month is cast into the Cromos for sure, so it would need to before your car's date...
     
  5. TripleBlack

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    If you don’t have your order sheet or delivery invoice, there is no other way to be sure that your car have the 6 1/2 or the 7 1/2 wide 14 wheel option unfortunately.
    There are periods where you have more Campagnolo or Cromodora.
    I have to look at data when returning home but what I can say today is that Euro model from your period should have Cromodora if 6 1/2 and either Cromodora-Campagnolo-Speeline for 71/2... ( there is a low percentage of Speedline wheel but very hard to determine)
    I will be more precise in a week.

    As other answers says, if you want period correct wheel, you should take close attention to the stamp date inside. I have no data about how many month before your production date chassis you should look at. I’m collecting the steering wheel date stamp but not the wheel. It is too disturbing for any owner to take off one wheel to check :)
    If the factory had similar stock for wheel as steering (which is highly unsure) it should be between 6 and 2 month before...
    Hope this helps
     
  6. Hannibal308

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    Presumably, given that we are talking about Ferrari, there's no way to tell if a wheel is original so long as the wheel date is before the car's date...right?
     
  7. jersey308gtb

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    Thank you for that. Luckily I do have the order sheet and it came with the 7.5 inch ‘wide’ wheels, but obviously didn’t say which maker. I have found a set of 7.5inch Cromo’s, they need refurbishing but that doesn’t bother me as I can get them done properly.

    I now have a spare set of 16in Speedlines!

    Thanks again for the insight.




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  8. TripleBlack

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    it is reasonable to think that wheels are original if their stamped date is between 8 and 2 months before the date of production of the chassis. Beyond a year before, it's more unlikely but never say never with Ferrari.
    without being 100% on, the wheels can be correct period, which is enough to have certification.


    What is the stamped on both set ? (Cromodora &Speelîne)
     
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