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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Don't assume Bundts are an upgrade. First of all, are your wheels steel are aluminum? A 1982 240 D could likely have aluminum wheels. Is there a broken white stripe (possibly obscured by brake dust) around the rasied area outside the lug nut area? If so, those are aluminum.
Lots of people don't consider bundts to be an upgrade. They show dirt like crazy and are difficult to keep clean. Also, the retro look is increasingly popular.
Find the color code for your car. Look on the data plate under the hood. My car has the color 623H I think. Useful when looking for more hubcaps.
Oh, the other way you can tell if you have aluminum wheels is to look at the clips on the hubcaps-- if they have a nylon pad on the part that presses against the rim, the hubcaps are aluminum. If they are all-steel where it presses against the rim, the rims are steel...
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...