Anyone else have any better Insight?
It truly is because handcrafted AMG wheels by Jesus of AMG/Lorinser/Maybach/Koenig.
There's nothing else to it. The money people shell out for these is laughable, and the cars they put them on cost LESS than the wheels.
These have to be some of the most overrated and overpriced wheels in existence in the "youngtimer" community.
But god forbid someone wants a nice set of quality replica wheels (they're out there) over something original that's 30+ years old. The original design was flawed from the start, but people overlook that and hand over $4000 for a "pristine" and uncracked set that may crack two weeks later after mounting them on your car. Where's your "investment" then?
Post something with a tuner's name on it, and all common sense seems to go out the window; a fool and his money are easily parted.
That said, these wheels are nice, but I don't see how they're valued at what they are majority of the time.
To the OP, I hope those wheels can be repaired in some way; a member looked into new manufactured centers, but that didn't end up panning out after all.