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Sakura rims F/S...got $4k lying around?


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I think the wheels look good, but they are not dot approved, and are clearly stamped "for competition use only". Add to that at the $1000 a rim price you can have a set machined to your specifications at several places, in several widths, and it becomes a much more difficult to justify purchase.

Vintage wheels are getting more expensive than it would cost to reproduce them in single set quantity and considering most of the originals were not DOT approved, have seen 20 to 30 years of fatiguing use, I cant' understand why someone would pay that much and then restore them!

Buying them at a bargain I understand completly!!

Will

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Those rims are BEUTIFUL ^_^ !

When I seen those I that they'd be cool for a "Chun LI" style Z

or for a girl's car in general, but then when I found out they were

Yayoi and some of those rims were only made in sets of

15 or 20 and how pricey they were I thought,

"Ohhhhh boy, here we go.

More expensive JDM goods".

~Z~

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Nice show pieces. I wouldn't lay down that much coin for them, but to some it's no more of a justifiable expense than someone willing to pay the big bucks to achieve absolute originality on a low vin car or to go over the top on a modified car. To each...their own, I guess.

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Yayoi - Casted by Hayashi to become cult legends. I'm wondering which arm I need less. Pink wheels on a brown 510 - umm - Maybe if I painted the bluebird black.... Those are the Ideal offset... I don't really need to repair that retaining wall. Nothing vital will slide down the hill . Just a peice of my driveway.... humm.

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"Your wheel collection was your ticket out" Still addicted I see! Will

O hell yea! And it's still growing. As evident by the stacks of wheels in various places throughout the house - the latest? A set of circa 1983 Hoshino Impul D-01 Silhouettes (here in the office) and a set of SSR Mk1's in the living room (more like the Datsun Parts wearhouse than "living room")

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Victor, you could always build some enclosures out of plexiglass or a simple skeleton frame and use the rims as furniture pieces-speaker stand, base to the entertainment center, end tables, dining table. The options could be endless, and therefor you would be able to rationalize purchasing more...

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If I put those on 26th, she'd look like a Christmas tree. No one would understand. However if I had a black 510 two-door...it would be sooo ultimate. But about the price thing...I was cruising the BMW lot this morning and they had a Z4 coupe marked up $5,000 for the wheels and tires that were on it. I scoffed too.

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But about the price thing...I was cruising the BMW lot this morning and they had a Z4 coupe marked up $5,000 for the wheels and tires that were on it. I scoffed too.
I don't want to think about what it would cost to replace the AC Schnitzers on my old 328i. $2-3k at least.
The price is not what I would pay for them, not even close, I don't even think I'd pay a tenth of that price, but I'm sure someone somewhere will.
You've got to be kidding! Any restored or very nice true vintage wheel for these cars is easily worth more than $400 a set. Rare and unusual are obviously worth far more, even if you (or I, for that matter) personally don't care for them.
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These are very rare wheels. They are highly prized in Japan and fetch very high prices. The wide, deep offset models are the most expensive. So much so, that Hayashi has remade the widest models. The new ones are $800+ each wheel. the originals are more valuable.

With the weak dollar, I figure that most likley, this set will sell and return to Japan.

The vintage Japanese wheel market is not for everyone. 7 years ago I bought new SSR MkII's for $1,100. Now a new set will run $1,800+. Used SSR Reverse Meshes 7'' to 9'' wide are selling reqularly at $1,200 a set. I often buy Vintage wheels at $600 a set. I don't want Panasports and sure as Hell will never buy Chinese Knock-offs, even if they are $300 for four. But that is My tastes, My hobby - I'm a wheel whore, and there a bunch of us.

To the Japanese Vintage wheel collector the The Sakura/Yayaoi are the holy grail. To eveyone else - They're as weird as Japanese Vintage Wheel Collectors!

Here's my collection

SSR MkII - 15X7 @ 0 Bought new $1,100 on the Z

Adavan A3A Circa 1983 14X6 @6 $600

SSR Formula Star Circa 1980 14X6 @10 $550

Hayashi/Tecno TVR Circa 1979 14X6 @15 $500 on the 510

SSR/Longchamp XR4 Circa 1984 14X6.5 @7 $350 + $600 restoration

SSR Bright Star Circa 1985 14X6.5 @7 $900 on the roadster

Hayashi Street II Circa 1978 14X6.5 @9 $600

SSR MkI 15X6.5 @7 Circa 1980 $600

Hoshino/Impul D-01 Silhouettes 14X6 @12 Circa 1982 $350

I also have some Non Japanese wheels of note- but that's a different thread.

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My name is Victor, and I have a problem....

SSR MkII - 15X7 @ 0 Bought new $1,100 on the Z

Adavan A3A Circa 1983 14X6 @6 $600

SSR Formula Star Circa 1980 14X6 @10 $550

Hayashi/Tecno TVR Circa 1979 14X6 @15 $500 on the 510

SSR/Longchamp XR4 Circa 1984 14X6.5 @7 $350 + $600 restoration

SSR Bright Star Circa 1985 14X6.5 @7 $900 on the roadster

Hayashi Street II Circa 1978 14X6.5 @9 $600

SSR MkI 15X6.5 @7 Circa 1980 $600

Hoshino/Impul D-01 Silhouettes 14X6 @12 Circa 1982 $350

I named all of those, and didn't post pictures to identify them!.

Just kidding about the problem, or am I?

I really don't know what they all look like!

Will

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  • 2 months later...
  • 1 year later...
is this rim still for sale?

Dude, the thread is two years old and the ad no longer exists on the site it was posted. I don't think anyone here would really be able to answer your question. No one really seemed to care about them (except Victor and he doesn't post here anymore). You will likely have to do your own research if you want to find these.

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