I meant to post this a few days ago for “Thirteen Inch Wheel Thursday” but life got in the way.
One of my passions and interests is classic and retro wheels and over the years, I've managed to build up a decent collection of examples from the mid to late 1960's. I want to share the great styling and story of these wheels so why not start posting info about them... Today's sample is the American Racing Equipment Libre. Most of us know this wheel from the famous BRE Datsun 510s but it actually existed well before the 510 was even offered. The Libre was first produced in the mid 1960's and was designed for racing use only , cast in magnesium and available in 13x6, 7, 8, and 9 inch. This particular wheel is 13 x 9 inch and features a 6 bolt fitment and would have been found on the rear of sports racers of the day like this Lotus 23 driven by Frank Monise. Of course American Racing still exists but unfortunately they no longer offer their early designs. Stay tuned for next weeks post with more 1960's American Racing Equipment styles. Also- I am aware of the risk and precautions regarding the use of old magnesium wheels. No public service announcement needed.
Size: 13" x 9"
Weight: 13.1 lbs
Material: Magnesium #classicwheel #vintagewheel #cheshuntcomponents #wheel #retrowheel #13inchwheel #vintageracing#lotus#classicford#classiclotus@fdmonise@frankmonisemotors@classicteamlotus@classicfordmagazine
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