Im trying to get info on the 70 M1 argent style wheels.
ive owned the car since 88 and never gave it any thought since it has M-500's. but now im showing the car more and more at larger vunues and im tired of getting points deducted at shows b/c my original paperwork says it suppose to have argent wheels and it was a free upgrade. sometimes i hide the paperwork then im ok but themn i lose points for no paperwork. you cant win with this stuff.
theres basically no info or even pics any place I can find on the net.
These wheels are the last peice to my 23 year puzzle.
anyone know if they are available any place and for what price.
I see them all over for 68-69 but not for a 70. are they that rare or just ugly that no one wants them. or is the 69 wheels the same thing. (my car was built 12/23/69 in San Jose)
also if any one can post a pic Id really appreicate it.
Last edited by Blues Power; 03-16-2010 at 12:41 PM.
If you will post your email address, I will send you some pictures of the wheels. They were available in 14x6 with E70 tires and 14x7 with F70 tires. They had trim rings and plain center caps like 69 wheels. The face was painted the same Argent color as the panel between the front bumper and the grill. The back was painted black. When ordering a Mach 1, the wheels were a no cost option as a substitute for the Mach 1 wheel covers.
Had a set of 70 style wheels. The hole pattern on rim was very similar to Montr Carlo, Corvette Rally wheels. They were a much darker shade of gray than 68-9 argent. I had a set of the wider variety and liked them. Bought them cheap to resell but no one but no one wanted them. Maybe someone will post a pic.
I have (3x) of the 14 x 7s, (1x) 14 x 6 pitted center and (1x) 14 x 6 that looks NOS, don't think it has ever had a tire on it. Been chasing them for awhile and can't get a complete set of them. They look like a Chev Ralley rims except there is a raised area about 1/8 inch wide around the oval opening.
Negative - those are the standard 1970 Mach 1 wheel covers. The argent styled steel wheels are shown in the pic posted by 22GT.
You are correct, he has posted a photograph of 70 mach1 wheel covers. Darn nice, and they look so convincingly like wheel covers many of them have a fake nut broken off by a mechanic who thought they were wheels. But they really are just wheel covers.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.
It sure was - I decided to use them on my '70 because they were OEM and a lot less common that either Magnums or the Mach 1 wheel covers. NOS trim rings and caps could still be found, too. I found 10 wheels with a little bit of looking. I kept one set and sold the other 5 to a guy in Australia.
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