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Ode’ to the Steel Wheel.

Posted in Cool Stuff, General, Pop Culture, Wheels by MrAngry | September 28th, 2010 | 1 Response |

If you were born after 1980 then it’s quite possible you’ve never seen a car with manufacturer installed steel wheels. Pre-1980’s cars were generally ordered one of three ways. You could order them new with hubcaps, a set of rims or performance wheels or if you were dead broke, you would simply get your new car delivered to you with a set of good old factory steel wheels. Back then when you saw a car with steel wheels what that generally meant was that the owner had ordered a base model car that came equipped with very few options. Hell, back then steel wheels sometimes came with a small hubcap covering the wheel lugs known as a “poverty cap”, a term that was not too flattering if you ask me.

Over the past 10 years though and with the resurgence of the muscle car and hot rot market steel wheels have been coming back with a vengeance. So much so that for the majority of owners they are preferred over any type of aftermarket wheel so as to help keep that period look and feel. Below are a few cars that are running factory steel wheels and truth be told, the cars look stunning. Sure, back in the day these wheels may have been frowned upon, but in today’s world these rolling relics looks simply stunning. Take a look and let us know if you agree.

• Dodge Coronet

Dodge Coronet

• BMW 2002

BMW 2002

• Porsche 356

Porsche 356

Mercedes-Benz

• VW Golf

Golf Steel Wheels

• MGB GT

MGB GT

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  1. SKETCH says:

    you forgot the COPO Camaro’s…they came with factory steel wheels and a 427 big block (total sleeper)