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Vince

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First Gen Wheels
« on: September 09, 2016, 08:29:37 PM »
I was looking thru the wheels section in the CRG options listing and was surprised at the number of wheel covers and hub caps available that I've never seen on a first gen Camaro, either in person or in a photo on the net or in a car magazine. 
It is correct then that in 1967 the rally wheel was only available on a Camaro with disc brakes?
Does anyone know why GM started production of the N66 5 spoke steel wheel (I'm guessing only available as an option on a SS) for the 1969 model year and then stopped production so quickly in early Jan., 1969?  Did they not sell enough to offset production costs or find a design flaw in the wheel? 
I've always liked the styling of that wheel.  Chrysler I know offered a very similar wheel in the late '60's-early '70's that they called a chromed steel road wheel. 

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Re: First Gen Wheels
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 10:48:27 PM »
Rally wheels were not an option for 1967. They were included with disc brakes.

The N66 option was Camaro SS only. It was the standard wheel for the '69 Chevelle SS. Guessing here, the option was perhaps dropped because Chevelle SS sales exceeded forecast. All the wheel manufacturing capacity would be needed to fill Chevelle orders.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 03:35:41 AM by william »

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Re: First Gen Wheels
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 08:47:55 PM »
Thanks for the clarification William.

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Re: First Gen Wheels
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 04:33:04 AM »
That wheel was still standard on all '70 Chevelle SS's also.
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Re: First Gen Wheels
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 01:33:57 PM »
For the 1970 model press review, Chevrolet brought a 1969 Camaro SS-with a 1970 tag and N66 wheels that were not available. Go figure.