Ops department. I was wrong about the spacer size on my rear wheel. As a result, my measurements were off and a 9.5″ wheel is not going to be wide enough.
Looks like I’m going to have to go with the Forgestar CF5 in brilliant silver; still 19 x 8.5 up front with a 245/40, but a 19 x 10 in the rear with 285/35 tires.
These wheels are rotary forged instead of cast, so they should be much nicer in the long run.
It would seem this place should be the 370Z Project, as lately I’ve done more to the Z than the Ghia. The streak continues. I got a set of wheels and tires on the way.
I’m getting the 19’s, 8.5″ +21 up front and 9.5″ +10 in the rear. They are being delivered wrapped in Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 rubber, 245/40 and 275/35. Installed, they should look something like this.
I’m sharing a couple pictures of the Blue Mamba V10 powered Ghia because I really dig this ride. … love the taillights and rounded fins.
Back in January 2011, I made a post calling this car the coolest Ghia I’ve ever seen. I came across a few more pictures of it and my opinion hasn’t changed.
This is not the same Ghia, but I dig it as well.
Today at the AIB Network during a taping of Talk It Out with Ralph Basui Watkins…
… one of our guests drove up in a 1961 Cabriolet. He and I talked shop for a bit before show time.