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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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That wheel is about as toasted as toasted can get.
Is something that far gone even restorable ?
The plastic has lost all it's goodness to UV
The wheel is restorable most likely but the fact that it is original ivory colored is of no significance since the restoration process is going to include painting the wheel. You could just as easily restore a black wheel to be ivory. The center pad is basically rubbish. The chrome ring - maybe that is worth something if it is not pitted. If it is pitted, cheaper to find an unpitted one. I think that he has it priced right on ebay and it will probalby sell.
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, ...