mercmad - 3/4/2005 3:02 AM
Actually mercedes had 14"'s as options on the W111-112 so fitting 14's won't upset show judges or other pedants,in fact they also had 15" wheels for "sporting activities' meaning rallyeing,which Mercedes was really good at in the late 50"s,You will find these are bit difficult to track down although w126 HAD 15" RIMS BUT DIFFERENT OFF SET.
The rarest were the alloy 15",which were the same as gullwing rims,don't even think about looking for those[}:)]
I would love those 15"s. If you see a fintail station wagon it might have them. That is a rare find in itself though.
There are also 14" alloys. I know where a set used to be but I wanted to use my 2 piece hubcaps which the early 68 250S rims would accept. I have a SL style trim ring though. Never could source the 14" slotted trim ring. Probably should have gone for the 14" one piece hubcaps - they just look so flat.
The 14" rim is really a must for anybody with a 111 in my opinion. Save the 13"s if you are worried about it. My father was the original owner of my 111.010 and it is restored to excellent "driver" condition. New fenders, rockers, rear bumper, tail lights, inner fenders, front structural pieces, floors, window channels/seals, carpet, headliner, complete front/rear suspension rebuild, and a bare metal respray. I also added a Becker Grand Prix (not original but w/ the small knobs looks like it is) the 14" rims, and e-code headlights. Screw the judges, this car is meant to be driven.