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Motor Wheel Spyders

By ncwitte

Both of my Corvairs wear 14" Motor Wheel Spyder rims. I like these rims because they are unusual, and are relatively period correct. (I think they were actually made in the late sixties and early seventies, but the look seems right to me.) Beyond the look, there are a few additional reasons why I like them on my Corvairs. First, the "Spyder" name is associated with Corvairs, the early model turbos being called that. Second, Motor Wheel Corp. was headquartered here in Lansing, so I thought it was a nice homage for two Lansing area-based cars to wear their rims.

Let me know what you think of the wheels. There are photo albums on both Corvair pages that show the cars with stock wire wheel covers (the same set) and with the Spyders. Which do you prefer?

By the way, I have made an effort to make the two Vairs a matched set. In addition to the matching rims, both have Clarks aluminum oil pans and rear antennas (I had to have the antenna moved on the convertible), and of course matching vanity plates.


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