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Kelsey/Shelby or repros?
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Hello

My 73 came with 4 of these on her. I know they aren't factory but I really like them. I believe they are Kelsey/Shelby wheels from the 67-68 era. I'm wondering if a previous owner put on the real thing or reproductions. Any easy way to tell? Two of the wheels have a Shelby logo and the other two have Kelsey logos. They need to be refinished, the chrome is pretty bad on one.

I think they make the car stand out. Unusual wheels since I'd never seen a set before. The center and spoke section is an alloy of some sort and the wheels are steel with chrome.

Scott

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I do not know about the center/spoke sections, but the rims appear to be aftermarket.

If you get the wheel and tire off, you may be able to discern additional information.

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#3
They are Kelsey-Hayes MagStar (Mag Star) Wheels.
They were a factory option for the 1967 Shelby GT350's and GT500's.

Ray


Article on saving (restoring) these wheels:
http://www.comfortcarconnection.com/arti...st000.html

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1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
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Wow...great article find Ray!!!

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They also came on 68/69 Mercury Marauder M/X.
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mach71351c;80070 Wrote:They also came on 68/69 Mercury Marauder M/X.


The Mercurys ran the similar wheel using a trim ring - so a little different. But the centers were the same. I think you could get (on Mauraders) the ones with trim rings even up through 1970. I owned a nice '70 model with them. Car was black and looked very similar to this one. Mine was not the X-100 model though. Sad

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Wolverine;79964 Wrote:Wow...great article find Ray!!!


Thanks!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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