Attached is a pic of my car. Looking to upgrade the wheels to either 17s or 18s. Thinking that given the color of the car and the black stripe that a black wheel with a chrome/polished lip would look cool. Something like this.
First off, very nice looking car and great color combo. I think if I were to choose personally, it would have to be the first ones. I like the more rounded spokes on these cars, they just seem to flow better than the more squared off ones. I think you are definately on the right track as far as color choice.
If you're going for more of a "classic" look, then the first one are the way to go. Then again, if you're looking to give your car a little more contemperary look, then the second ones would do the trick...me personnally, I like the second set better...but it really comes down to what YOU like...
Me too. I'm a sucker for the ralleys on an otherwise stock looking car.
That's what we're going with on the '69 we're building for my daughter- 15" rallyes. While I know the low-profile tires handle better than than tires with tall sidewalls, they also cost a fortune, ride harder, and don't take to potholes, etc. very well. I'm building a driver- not an autocross car.
Progressive/Modern looking wheels just don't do a 1st Gen justice in my eye/opinion. If you're going primarily for the new-age race-car look that's fine but for a street car not so much. I think option #2 is a very nice lookin wheel but most modern designs (anything that strays too far from a 5-spoke Cragar or Magnum 500 wheel style wheel) are better suited for Porsches and BMWs (nothing against either). Similar to a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Strat - certain wheel designs sustain the test of time and endure through current trends and fads while others blaze in and fizzle out.