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wire wheels on W111 coupe worth?

Hi I have a 68 280se coupe that came with wire wheels that have the Mercedes emblem on the hubs. trying to get an idea what these might be worth. I I want to use my matching painted hubcap rings instead.

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It's a tough call because these are often restricted to the local market due to the high coat of shipping the heavy weight.

I have never seen them more than $1000 for a set (that I remember). I think $500 for a good set is a good price for a buyer. I would probably drive a little over an hour or more away if I saw a set I could buy for about $200. That's just me. I am quite a wheel hoarder and I don't have any of these. I would want to know a lot more about them before hopping in the car for an hour drive.

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What are 14 " steel wheels worth
want to make sure I am getting a fair deal, if I trade my wire wheels for them?

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$20 apiece tops. I probably wouldn't pay more than $5 but I'm a "Bundt" wheels man.
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found this older for sale advert for wire wheels. scroll down a lot on the page to it.

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What are 14 " steel wheels worth
want to make sure I am getting a fair deal, if I trade my wire wheels for them?

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$20 apiece tops. I probably wouldn't pay more than $5 but I'm a "Bundt" wheels man.

I think it actually depends on which 14" wheel you are going after.

I consider myself very lucky to have sold five 5.5" w115 steelies for $80 total.

The w108 part number wheels, especially the 6.5" with calling fins on the back that are used on r107 models are much more desirable, asking $600 for a set on ebay.

The ones that can take either full wheel covers or dog dish caps are quite rare too.

I think that the ones that have the pointy dog dish nubs used by w113 are even more valuable.

So there's a huge variance in prices of steel wheels.

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What are 14 " steel wheels worth
want to make sure I am getting a fair deal, if I trade my wire wheels for them?

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Where are you located?

If you end up with just some plain old 5.5" or 6.0" steelies, I think you might be getting taken. The most valuable steelies I have are (11/1968 dated from a 1969 280s) 6" 108.400.0002 part number steelies that take either dog dish caps or full caps. I would be very happy to trade them for wire wheels like yours. Another valuable option I have are the aluminum w123 steelies, but I don't really see the benefit of putting them on a w111 coupe as they are SO not period correct, and I doubt that mpg or wheel weight is a serious concern. Edit: and I see here that you are going for dog dish caps and beauty rings, and any steelie from 1970 or later certainly will not work for dog dish caps: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/show....php?t=2469817

If I had a w111 coupe, I would be searching for what wheel was the original wheel for the car, and be looking for those wheels with a date code that makes sense for the car, a wheel that someone could believe might actually be the original wheel for the car.

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I can't tell for certain from the photo but these wheels do not look like 'bolt-on' wheels to me, in which case I believe they are quite rare and very valuable.

Also, if they are what I suspect they are - the hubs will need to go with them otherwise they won't fit any 'standard' Mercedes.

Jendon, can you explain?
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Hi I live in St. Louis. As far as the wire wheels go,I really am not sure, I believe they may be all one piece I just got the car and it's already in the paint shop, when I go out to the body shop I'll take a closer look. Meanwhile I'm posting some pictures of the wheels that this guy wants to trade me. Please let me know if the numbers/letters on the wheels add or detract from their value..

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I can't tell for certain from the photo but these wheels do not look like 'bolt-on' wheels to me, in which case I believe they are quite rare and very valuable.



Also, if they are what I suspect they are - the hubs will need to go with them otherwise they won't fit any 'standard' Mercedes.



Jendon, can you explain?

I think you are talking about center hub mounted "knock off" wheels and hubs. That style of wheel is fairly common with wire wheels, but I disagree that these are that style, for two reasons:
1) I think I can see lug bolts, and even one missing lug bolt in the picture in post 1.
2) the center cap does not look like it could be a wheel nut. If it is, there better be a tool in the trunk for when you get a flat.

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