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SOLD 13x5.5 Optional Alloys - Bottlecaps/Soup Dishes


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I'm putting up a feeler for my 13x5.5 optional BMW alloys with like-new 165 Vredestein tires all around. These were optional only in Europe (in this width), and came on my 2002 Touring that was sold new in Germany. The 13x5 bottlecaps were sold in the US, while 13x5.5 were a europe-only option, coming mostly on the euro e21. 13x6 in this wheel was an option only for the 2002 Turbos.


The wheels are in great condition, although not "perfect," with an older repaint and only very minor curb rash. The tires are also great and look very period-correct


More information on these wheel in the "Wheel Encyclopedia" 



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1966 2000ti Chamonix - old racer, new project

1967 1600 Bristol - stock as a rock

1976 2002 Pastellblau - Alpina tribute

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Very rare and desirable.  Bluebmw and I had a meeting of the minds and confirmed that the rims are dated 1975 and 1978, the same as 5.5" examples in my collection.





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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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I sold a set of these in 5" to Jim Denker a while back.,now owned by Simon Robinson.   I always thought they looked like e30 bottle caps. They certainly inspired the design.. that is clear.. At the time I came into the 2002 scene, the bottle caps were very common on 2002s and on the outs..so that is how I view these guys, like little bottle caps.  I don't know why people get so excited about them. I guess the rarity of the late alloy, sure.  But at extreme asking prices..  For something that is near impossible to find good tires for.  History is cool I guess, I get it.  


Don't get me started on Borani steelies...  throw away track wheels mysteriously turned to gold.  Certainly an argument for alchemy!

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