View Full Version : Saw these on ebay but dont have the money for them... Set of original rims anyone?

durrk johnson
05-13-09, 04:07 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1978-Cadillac-Eligante-Original-Wire-Rims_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a 2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q 3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZite m4145db39f3QQitemZ280344869363QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5f TruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Check it...

Says theve been sitting in a garage for 30+ years...

A good cleaning and those boys would be like new.

05-13-09, 05:43 PM
Who the hell wouldn't at least rinse off their wheels before taking pics???

durrk johnson
05-13-09, 07:26 PM
^^^I was thinking the same. haha

05-13-09, 09:04 PM
Could they be for a Seville? Werent the seville's called Elegante?

DopeStar 156
05-14-09, 02:16 AM
They are.

05-15-09, 02:24 PM
That's the 70s kind.

DopeStar 156
05-17-09, 02:03 PM
I think they're RWD Seville only, not that they wouldn't fit a car like ours but the look isn't 100% right. Isn't it just the centercaps that are different?

05-17-09, 03:16 PM
No, the actual wheel is different. Compare the center mounting for the center cap. Also, isn't the Seville 5x4.75" bolt pattern?

05-18-09, 03:47 PM
There's no doubt that this is a different wheel than the set I picked up (off an '89 Brougham). Look at the edge of the wheels. The spokes on these meet the rim very near the edge of the wheel, while on the Caddy wires I picked up, there is a greater distance between the outer edge of the wheel, and where the spokes begin. Apologies if that doesn't make sense, but I'm not home to take a picture and compare.

Long story short, jay is right: there are more differences than just the cap. Not sure of the bolt pattern, but I swear I've seen some pictures of these older-style "elegante" wheels on '80s Broughams, Fleetwoods etc.

05-19-09, 02:01 AM
My 1991 Brougham has a set of factory wires, and those are definetly different from mine. Mine have a much deeper lip on them, and the center caps are different. Although those center caps are absolutely cherry, they are usually faded.