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I always thought the area between the polished "spokes" was a frosted silver, but I have seen cars with that area darkened to a frosted black appearance. I don't know how correct that is but it appears at least some must have come from the factory that way. I know the wheel covers were earlier '50s Stude wheel covers overstamped to look like spoked wheels, but maybe various production runs or subcontractors may be the difference.

I never saw the darker wheels in any Studebaker advertisements, so they must have been a later change or authorized alternate wheel cover.

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About 9? months ago, someone on eBay was selling plastic appliques to stick in the "hollows" of Avanti wheel covers. They were flat black. advertising "better than re-painting"

I always thought the area between the polished "spokes" was a frosted silver, but I have seen cars with that area darkened to a frosted black appearance. I don't know how correct that is but it appears at least some must have come from the factory that way. I know the wheel covers were earlier '50s Stude wheel covers overstamped to look like spoked wheels, but maybe various production runs or subcontractors may be the difference.

I never saw the darker wheels in any Studebaker advertisements, so they must have been a later change or authorized alternate wheel cover.

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