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Just bought my first Alfa, an S3 1600 Spider and one of the wheel centres is missing. Have trawled about the internet but to no avail. Any ideas?
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did you buy that set in switzerland?

they are rare.........your only bet is to keep a running search on various ebay sites (not just one, because of the languages)
so ebay germany "BWA alfa Felgen Emblem"
ebay usa "BWA alfa wheel centres"
and ebay italy "BWA alfa Borchia"

these were (are still?) cheap! (the emblems alone must be 1-200 Euros for a perfect set, lots of people in USA looking for them)
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Thanks for all that info. I'll keep looking. I didn't buy them but they were on the car when I bought it. The previous owner says that they were bought from someone in Prague. The only parts company I contacted to try to source them was in Britain and they were mystified; guess they were never an option on British cars. I believe that BWA Alloys were made in Milan, do you know if I'm correct on this? If these centres are worth that kind of money and are sought after they look like a good candidate for someone to re-manufacture.
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I believe that BWA Alloys were made in Milan, do you know if I'm correct on this?
yes, BWA stands for Benzoni Wheel Accessories (A. Benzoni & C), based in Opera, a province of Milan.
BWAs were an option on some british cars, the mini for example, and also BMWs

interesting thread here on the BWA Sportstar.

BWA wheel info and advice needed... - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
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Okay, now I've got 8 centres!! and have restored them to their former glory. The wheels look a little shabby although they don't look as if they were ever supposed to be polished? How to clean and restore these then?
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