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Old 05-15-2018, 12:11 PM   #1  
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Painted Camaro Wheels?

Just always been curious about the wheels on my brothers old 84 Z28. (Sold it a long time ago). Its hard to tell from the picture, but the wheel inserts are painted red. I guess we never really thought about it but just assumed thats how they came. Knowing what I do now I would assume that somebody painted them because I never seen another set like them. Thanks for helping me stop wondering about this!

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Sharp old car, I love the 82-84 noses. Yeah, probably painted at some point.
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Silver,Gold Or Charcoal Wheels Were On Z28's In 1984.
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Silver,Gold Or Charcoal Wheels Were On Z28's In 1984.
I would assume they would match the lower stripe color, or the interior color if there was no lower stripe.

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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

I may be wrong, but I think you could get a red 89 or 90 RS with the red wheels like that. They might have came off of one of those cars if someone else didn't paint the originals. I don't know how long ago he had the car...
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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

Silver, gold, or charcoal ONLY in 84. Charcoal was new that year.

I don't recall any of the later cars having any such thing either. No blue, teal, red, white, etc. wheels.

That's not factory. End of story. Looks ... kinda ... trailer park, IMO. But that's just MO.
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I remember brand new teal green RS in the showroom sporting matching teal green wheels.
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Silver, gold, or charcoal ONLY in 84. Charcoal was new that year.

I don't recall any of the later cars having any such thing either. No blue, teal, red, white, etc. wheels.

That's not factory. End of story. Looks ... kinda ... trailer park, IMO. But that's just MO.

1991 RS Camaro

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1991 RS Camaro
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1989 RS. I think 89 was the first year for more wheel colors..
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Sorry. Goes to show there are things I wish to forget.
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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

The 16s on my white RS were also white.




And they could be had in red also. The last car I looked at before buying my T/A was a Red Camaro that originally came with red wheels. The owner had them chromed, as the red paint fades to pink.

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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

I know that there are not many, but in 1988 there was the RS, it was in select cities, did those have the body colored wheels?
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Was There One In 1988 I Thought It Was 1987.


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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

Cool, so they did have factory color wheels. Someone must have got a set and put them on his old 84 at some point in its life.
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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

There was a special 1987 Camaro RS with the RPO (Z5C) that was suppose to only be available in California, but for some reason they were also available in Texas and Florida. I've seen new purchases that were made in these 3 states, and there could be other areas but they haven't popped up yet. They were probably released in other areas to test the market out of California.

They were only available with a V6 in 3 colors red,white or black with the matching 15" wheels. They had the mono color ground effects and spoiler as the Z28 along with the same leather wrapped steering wheel. I've never been able to find out how many were made in 1987.

The same model was produced for 1988 with the same RPO (Z5C) and 7,038 were produced this year. This special RS model was discontinued after those 2 years.

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Re: Painted Camaro Wheels?

It was probably 87, I thought they had some in 88 too, but I am not a Camaro guy, more Firebird. I just remembered a limited number of places that got RS early...

Firebirds had something similar, I forget the name tho...
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