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Looking for 14 inch rims. Any leads?

Hello,
Not finding 13 inch tires for my 63 220s fintail, I am going to switch to 14 inch rims. Can you tell me what rims will fit this car. I have seen Bundt rims on ebay for $25 and it was suggested these would fit. Can anyone confirm or correct?
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Hello,
Not finding 13 inch tires for my 63 220s fintail, I am going to switch to 14 inch rims. Can you tell me what rims will fit this car. I have seen Bundt rims on ebay for $25 and it was suggested these would fit. Can anyone confirm or correct?
Thanks,
David
they sell 13" tyres here Vintage tyre,classic and American tyres North Hants Tyres.
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Not sure where David is, but your site is a UK site. Shipping may be impossible or very expensive. In the US our ponton guys have been going with Maxxis lately. Diamondback and Coker also offer classic tires, but at a cost.

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Try some steelies from a W108. That's what I did for my '61 190c.
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Thanks for the replies. I did buy the expensive white walls for the 13 inch rims, but the car now wants snow tires and I thought inexpensive rims and modern more common 14 inch tires would make sense. Any ideas what rims would fit?
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W108, W114, W115, W123 rims will all fit. I would go with 5 1/2" or 6" width.

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Thanks. That is what I was looking for.
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14" rims from early W108 - 250S & SE, '68 280S & SE fit and have the 3 nubs molded into them to secure your small Fintail hubcaps. But not the 13" trim-rings - you'll need to find 14" trim-rings. The other rims fit but you'll need the later 14" one-piece hubcaps, and painted to match.

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Coker tire has 13" tires, 12" ones too.

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14" rims from early W108 - 250S & SE, '68 280S & SE fit and have the 3 nubs molded into them to secure your small Fintail hubcaps. But not the 13" trim-rings - you'll need to find 14" trim-rings. The other rims fit but you'll need the later 14" one-piece hubcaps, and painted to match.

Happy Motoring, Mark
I second that.
Just helped a guy with a 250SL understand the original configuration and swapped him for his chrome bundts that he hated (not my favourite either....

David, could you complete your profile, please.
It would be nice to know, where a fellow 220S finnie-driver is making it's rounds.

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