I've reflected on my comments about wheels, 107s, bumpers, etc. I think in conclusion I can say that I like 107s with skirts, AMG stuff, big wheels, spoilers, etc AND I like early 107s with the little chrome bumpers and hubcap wheels. What I object to is the mixing of the themes. They clash.
I looked at a 1984 300TD wagon today that seller had installed a becker pinstripe radio in. yet it had the late style window switches (not the chrome bezel ones). The interior was a mix of two different design phases and it was not harmonious.
Different... Is it structurally sound? I read a little of the thread - will yours have the 6.9 suspension? I've heard nice (complicated) things about it.
There are structural reinforcements along the rockers, which look like 2" square beams welded onto the rockers.
I know it does not have a power top, and I believe it does not have the 6.9 suspension. The owner said he replaced the shocks and it was just like any other car. I should have inspected this item more thoroughly, but it wasn't going to stop me from buying the car one way or the other, as with most things. If I was able to find a GM A-body in similar condition for this price there may have been a decision to make, but this is the sportiest, cheapest, best maintained 5 seat convertible I think I could find (outside a hideous 1990's Oldsmobile, which is not sporty).
I don't like the AMG painted chrome, and AMG modified a lot of cars without putting on the side skirts, just like 48hp's. I was simply speaking from a performance perspective though. I believe it is an undisputed fact that 8x16 et11 wheels will 225/50/16 make the handling of a 107 sportier than the stock configurations. I'm not talking about looks because a lot of wheels in those sizes look hideous. There's no point in debating what looks
I love the look of hubcaps. I believe that they don't look right with a front air dam. So I agree with you that the "mix" looks bad. (Again, my argument was just about handling.)
As far as the "mix" I will argue that the best looking AMG cars are those with the original small chrome bumpers. There are few/none with big bumpers and AMG modifications. I have seen some and believe they are hideous, as I believe the big bumpers are quite hideous regardless. But here's what i believe is about as good looking as it gets. Just my opinion though.
And as a final point, the original post'er (who is probably long gone) was interested in increasing the wheels size. So I doubt that the OP would have wanted to look into more 14" wheels. The OP is probably buying something with too large of a diameter, and too high of an offset as horrible as this.
So I think it would be best to coax the OP in the right direction instead of telling him he's going entirely the wrong way. You can only change someone's opinion by so much. 180-degrees is just too hard in most cases. Of course I have a garage full of 16" BBS RS and Lorinser LO I could sell the guy too.