Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

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Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by CV35Rover » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:55 am

Either 5-spoke "Dogleg" original Vitesse wheels

Or Roversport 5-spoke

OK if need refurb, but must be straight.

Thanks

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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:46 pm

Had a look on fleabay, only found these :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-800-Mk ... SwkepZjyp9

They've been refurbed already so you'll just need wheel nuts, they're about £16 a set for new ones on fleabay as well.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-X-M12-X-1 ... Swd0BV3Hdw
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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by CV35Rover » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:09 pm

Thanks
Like those, bought a set for my last Sterling that had some nasty Oz alloys on it when bought!! Not sure if I want them on the Vitesse though.
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1983 Rover 2600S Auto
1990 Rover 827 Vitesse Manual
1992 Rover 420 GSi Sport Manual
1967 Singer Chamois Coupe 930cc

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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:30 pm

You're welcome Ian, the other option is to look at the range of alloys on the Volvo S/V40 models from 1998-02 as they are the right stud pattern/PCD, correct offset and generally a smidge wider than the Rover OE wheels for the same diameter.

Not being defeatist/negative but you're going to be very lucky to find a set of Roverrsort 5-spokes or original Vitesse dog-leg alloys. So many wheels have gone to scrap, some bad but mainly good. Factor in that there weren't that many around to start with and it gets harder to find what you're looking for.

Although aftermarket, these bear a passing resemblance to the 5-spoke Roversports :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-RARE-allo ... 3166847311

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If you want to stick with 15" wheels, these may be an option :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-S40-V4 ... 2960193330

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You'll also need some spigot rings, i used aluminium ones on mine, 67.1 to 64.1mm diameter. Centre caps are available too :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-4-pcs- ... 2625873953

That's an old listing, currently waiting for the seller to relist for mine! If not, i'll buy some universal caps the right size, paint them and then fit a Rover badge in the middle and lacquer them - worked well before!

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Volvo S40 "Crater" 16 x 7J alloys with centre caps made the way i just described on my old Coupe. Lots of options available, just finding them! :wink: :D
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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by CV35Rover » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:55 am

Marvellous thanks, i'll have a look at these later.
Those first ones do look good.
Car on way here now, straight in for MOT tomorrow (cheapest vehicle safety check I know of!!), then i'll plan what to do first.
Ian
1973 Triumph Stag Manual
1983 Rover 2600S Auto
1990 Rover 827 Vitesse Manual
1992 Rover 420 GSi Sport Manual
1967 Singer Chamois Coupe 930cc

2007 Skoda Octavia VRS Tdi estate
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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:03 am

No worries - good luck with the MoT, let us know how it goes! :wink: :D
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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by CV35Rover » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:26 pm

Will do and tracked down some wheels............................pics on car when they arrive!
1973 Triumph Stag Manual
1983 Rover 2600S Auto
1990 Rover 827 Vitesse Manual
1992 Rover 420 GSi Sport Manual
1967 Singer Chamois Coupe 930cc

2007 Skoda Octavia VRS Tdi estate
2006 BMW R1200GS

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Re: Wheels for Mk1 Vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 pm

Good news - looking forward to the pics! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
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