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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I'll throw in my 2 cents... 16" was a nice big performance size 20 years ago, now it seems that people consider it small. I salvage and sell Mercedes parts on ebay and forums and have passed on cars that had Lorinser and AMG wheels in both 16 and 17 inch sizes because the resale prices I saw on ebay sucked. I personally hate the trend of going to silly-size low profile tires, but what can I say. Given the condition and restoration of your wheels, I think your price is probably a good starting point, but if it turns out to be too high to generate interest don't be to disappointed.
Bottom line is that "performance accessories" can become obsolete over a few years or decades. You might discover that what you have is a nice set of 16" wheels that mate well to cars that are no longer high-dollar cars...
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, ...