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Offline ADRay

how rare are these?
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:11:52 AM »
I have an opportunity to grab these, 12” steel rims with hubcaps and a spare, for $150. . tires are pooched.

What do you think?
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline MiniDave

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 09:41:56 AM »
If that's the look you like, seems like a decent deal to me.....I haven't seen them in 12's before. Didn't even know they made them....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline ADRay

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 10:07:37 AM »
yeah, google searches produced nothing. came off a car from Japan.

1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline 94touring

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 10:10:31 AM »
I've never heard of 12s either

Offline drmini

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 10:50:30 AM »
The wheels aren't rare, but the hubcaps are somewhat rare. 

Offline Jimini II

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »
The wheels aren't rare, but the hubcaps are somewhat rare.
Wheels are stock base Mini City type wheels which had plastic? hub caps, the chrome/stainless hubcaps are a aftermarket Japanese item i believe.

Offline John Gervais

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Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Cool!  Those centers give a bit of 'retro' styling.

One of the things I regret is that I gave a set of 12" wheels and Bridgestone Blizzak tires away a few years ago and later sold a set of 12" MiniLife wheels with Yoko A510 tires to the same clubmember.  She lost the car, wheels and absolutely everything when her brother's shop burned down.  A real shame; I was hoping to one day buy the wheels back.
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Offline ADRay

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 09:57:14 AM »
I still haven’t popped on them, the ad is still up on Craigslist
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline AuburnGator

Re: how rare are these?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 03:40:22 PM »
That is the same tire and hubcap combo that came on my Mini from Japan. The only complaint is that those hub caps tend to rattle. I have managed to track down most of the noise with some weather stripping to take up some of the sloppy fit.

I like the retro style.