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Can someone help me id these wheels and value.


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They should polish up nicely…

 

Yeah, BWA “Sportstars” produced by Benzoni Wheels Accessories (Italy). Yours are type 101s (5x13s) vs the 105s shown in the link - due to the different width/offset.

This classic 4-spoke wheel design was offered in many sizes for many different makes/vehicles - from 10x5 for Mini Coopers to 13x8 for Alfas GTAs (see pics).


The original BWA center caps are also hard to find, if you’ve got em…

 

GLWS

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I love sportsters. Ran them on my blue car for several years in 13x6 size. Not in the market or I'd reach out.

 

Jason

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In the past: Verona H&B 1973 2002tii (2762913); Malaga 1975 2002; White 1975 2002

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Lovely wheels when polished!

BWA stands for Benzoni Wheel Accessories (A. Benzoni & C), based in Opera, a province of Milan.

BWAs were an option on some british cars, the mini for example, and also BMWs. The crest dates back to a medieval story from the crusade where a concurred Muslim fighter/leader past on his crest to the victor, the victor was from Milan and I believe that this badge was struck in reference to that given that Benzoni was a Milan firm. They were directly commissioned to make the wheels by BMW. Alfa are also from Milan hence the badge use also.

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In 1975, all we wanted (speaking strictly with respect to rims!) were BWA Sportstars!

 

$600 for an unrestored set of 4, however, might be slightly ambitious today.

 

GLWS,

 

Steve

 

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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

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

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Interesting that they're 5j width--most of the BWA's I've seen over the years are either 5.5 or 6 " rim widths...

 

mike

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