was established to make available to other Alfa owners a 16" alloy
wheel option. My quest to find the perfect wheel for my 1966 Duetto
Spider started soon after acquiring the car in 1977. Needless to say,
wheels for Alfa Romeo's was not so easy. Particularily in the 5-bolt
design. Today, many of the best styles offered by the
are out of production and no longer available. Those that are still
available are rather common and do not suite eveyone's tastes.
The styling of the classic Alfa Romeo's do not lend themselves to many
the newer wheel styles. There are the custom wheel manufacturers, who
can build wheels to fit any vehicle's requirements for width,
offset, and bolt pattern. These wheels are excellent, but are expensive
well. Serpent Autosport was poised to fill the niche in the middle.
After successfully offering the Type I and then Type II wheel, we now
have three wheel styles in the correct PCD and up to 18" in diameter!
requirements for the perfect wheel are: To maintain the stock outside
tire diameter, have
the correct offset and backspacing so no rubbing occurs, and be able to
use a modern low
profile high performance tire. Lastly, and just as
important, it must compliment the unique and classic design of
interest in sport cars began when I first saw this old photo. My
grandfather is pictured here with my grandmother in his new car. Papa
DiMarco told me how he use to race this 1927 Chrysler G-70 roadster
over the old Ridge Route from Los Angeles to Bakersfield in the late
1920's. The match races were set-up and run at night and there was
always money on the line!
Type 2 was a very attractive wheel and was very popular with Alfa
owners. However, it too fell victim to the ever changing demand on
aftermarket wheels. Shown is the Type 2
in 16" mounted on an '86 Spider Quadrifoglio. In my pursuit of the
perfect wheel I made contact with a manufacturer who was interested in
this project. And after working out the details I made available the
Serpent Autosport Type 1 alloy wheel.
Shown is the Type 1
in 15" mounted on a 1966 Duetto Spider. My very first Alfa while in
after a year long development period, Serpent Autosport is pleased to
offer the Type 3 wheel!
5 star design features silver powder-coated center and a polished lip.
It is also available in sizes to fit the GTV6, Milano, and 164 sedan. Shown in
16" mounted on an '86 Spider Veloce (w/Quadrifoglio body kit) - a perfect match!.
Keep the rev's up!