1973 dated Lemmerz 5.5" wide wheels - for Drum Brakes?

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1973 dated Lemmerz 5.5" wide wheels - for Drum Brakes?

#1 Post by Greg Dunn » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 pm

I have a pair of steel wheels. They are Lemmerz, painted, say made in Western Germany, 1576, and dated 5/73.

So are these just late production wheels for 356 models?
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Re: 1973 dated Lemmerz 5.5" wide wheels - for Drum Brakes?

#2 Post by John Brooks » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:48 pm

Lemmerz made wheels long after the 356's were finished. I have a chrome set that sets 9/67
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Re: 1973 dated Lemmerz 5.5" wide wheels - for Drum Brakes?

#3 Post by Brett Johnson » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:10 pm

During the 356 era, I am not aware of any 5.5" wide wheels on production cars. The first 5.5" wide wheels for 911s were fitted in 1968. Earlier 911 wheels were 4.5" as well, even the first Fuchs alloys.
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Re: 1973 dated Lemmerz 5.5" wide wheels - for Drum Brakes?

#4 Post by Greg Dunn » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 pm

So, with a little more research, I've found out they never made them for the cars originally, but did sell them through the dealers and through Empi in the 70s. Obviously not that many, compared to the numbers they made for cars while in production. Here are some pics.

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