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Wheels for a vintage MB

I believe that the wheels I am trying to sell (for myself and others) will fit a vintage Mercedes. I have a few that I am trying to move right now, and I am curious if anyone knows for sure which of the vintage MBs these wheels might fit. If they will fit the backs only, that is still good information. (I know which will fit what position of an r107, gen1 v gen2, but I've got no solid understanding about the early cars, like the 116, and all the ones that have no forum here on BW (w113, 114/115, and the big 250 cars). So here's my list:

Lorinser LO:
- 8x16 et11 (four)
- 9x16 et10 (two, rear only wheels of course)
- 8x16 et22 (just one wheel right now)

BBS RS (all gold centers):
- 8x16 et11
- 8.5x16 et17
- 7x16 et24
- 6.5x16 et30
- 7.5x16 et30
- 7.5x16 et17
^^^ Those are just a few of the configurations I've got in bolt-on 5x112 cb66.5, but I also have some 5x130 Porsche wheels that have an offset of 62, so there's plenty of room for adapter-spacers.

I understand that tire sizing has a lot to do with this, and if you happen to know some good tire sizes for any configuration (for any vintage model), that will be very helpful information too.

If anyone knows what would be good fits for any of the early cars, I greatly appreciate your help.


P.S. I love the way 225/50/16 tires on 8x16 et11 tighten up the stock ride of my r107 from the stock 205/70/14 on 6.5x14 et30. The difference is night and day. Bouncing and sliding all over in my 14"s vs. feeling like I'm on rails with the 16".
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