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Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:44:10 PM »

Saw these on eBay, may be authentic, but I figured the more knowledgeable could verify them. The seller has quite a few interesting additional items for Ford/Shelby owners.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-RARE-VINTAGE-R-Model-Shelby-aluminum-Racing-15-x-7-Wheels/183604787431?hash=item2abfb2b8e7:g:jHYAAOSwjexbevlj


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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 07:14:21 PM »
I wish the seller well, but they do not appear to be what the listing suggests.  The tell-tale signs are numerous, but a just a quick look says, "No."
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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 08:53:26 PM »
His heading says it all - aluminum. Real R model wheels were magnesium. Those don't even appear to be Americans. They seem to have a center welded into rim not one piece.
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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 09:27:58 PM »
These appear to be like an ETII, steel rim welded to a cast aluminum center section. These are not American Magnesium Torque Thrusts. There were a lot of two piece wheels like these in the 60's. Could be Appliance? Also appear to be uni-lug. Have been racing with "R model" wheels for 40 years, so I'm pretty sure "R model" wheels were /are American Magnesium.

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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 01:57:01 AM »
Looking through the seller's listing's I quickly realized I've known the seller for 40 years now... surprised what tracked with him to Wisconsin from Houston; not especially surprised with the quality of his sell.
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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 11:48:02 AM »

Saw these on eBay, may be authentic, but I figured the more knowledgeable could verify them. The seller has quite a few interesting additional items for Ford/Shelby owners.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-RARE-VINTAGE-R-Model-Shelby-aluminum-Racing-15-x-7-Wheels/183604787431?hash=item2abfb2b8e7:g:jHYAAOSwjexbevlj
Steel rim /aluminum center make them more likely 1970's era wheels IMO. Regardless the R models typically raced on lighter all magnesium.  Torque thrust was the typical wheel of choice.
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Re: Shelby GT350 R wheels ( ?)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
 real R Model wheels get black in a weekend after polishing, I would think Texas Ted would know the difference-  tread lightly saac members
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