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Question Wheels that look good on 65 GTO

I am restoring a 65 GTO and I cannot decide which wheels to go with. When I purchased the car it had a set of vintage 1970's S/S Cragars on it which were peeling and rough looking. Although I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of S/S Cragars, they do look good on a GTO of this year. I have been all over the internet and to be honest most of the pictures have GTO's with Cragers on them. I think that a Spoke type wheel would probably look the best but I am looking for ideas and possibly a picture of a GTO with the proposed Wheel. I was wondering does anyone know what other wheels look good on this model. ( I realize this is based on opinion). Also what wheels could have been on the car when it was purchased new? Could the car have come with plain wheels and Hubcaps or could the car have been ordered with Pontiac Rally Wheels.(Would they be first generation Rally's?) The car is going back with the original Burgundy color and my plan is to have the white letters turned inside if I cannot find a straight Black wall. Thanks
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I like the old school look of the American Torque Thrust D wheels on mine. These are the wheels that I would have put on my original GTO back in the day - if I could have afforded them. I think they look good on any old muscle car - JMO
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Burgundy is a great color for an early GTO. A good friend of mine has a burgundy '65....and it's a knockout. My own '65 is blue charcoal, and it's running Rally 1's. It came with whitewalls and cusom wheelcovers, originally (the ones with the spinner). There are photo's of mine in profile. I have a photo of a burgundy '65 with the old American Torque Thrust wheels, and I have to say, they are my favorite aftermarket wheel on these cars. In 14 or 15 inch, though....not the Chip Foose "ghetto" diameters. Check out the Ultimate GTO Picture Site online and you can look at any year GTO in any color with just about any wheel combo. Hurst wheels are killer on a '65 but they are very expensive, narrow in width, and HEAVY.
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Strongly agree, NO WHEELS BIGGER THAN 15" ON A MUSCLE CAR, EVER.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice, and no worries, I am with you on the goofy oversized wheels. Never on a Muscle Car.
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I really like the looks of the Rally I wheels on the 65.
Especially with Redlines....

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truley torque thrust 2 look great on em but i wouldnt go over 17inch has 65 chevelle ss and the torques looked grat on em
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Put me down for a vote on the rally 1's too.
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Rallye I wheels..... If you want to update them a little, powdercoat them a nice deep silver color! Eric



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I have a burgundy '65 with American racing rims CP 200. the skins are 15" x 8" 235x60x15. I really like the look, but there is alot of cleaning and polishing involved.

I have some close-ups of my rims in my photo's too.
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