<VV> Speaking of Minilites

Mike Stillwell yenko117 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 2 15:42:48 EDT 2020

The only wheels ever supplied were either stock steel wheels or stock wheels widened to 7”. All other wheels were added by individual owners after the Stinger was sold by Yenko. Most race cars ran 13x5.5” fronts and 13x7” rear wheels in the 60’s. The wheels you noted on the car now representing YS-043 are called Sterlings. They are real magnesium. Very light and prone to cracking.


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> On Jun 2, 2020, at 2:03 PM, edward szuch via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> In the May/June issue of American Car Collector, there's a number 43
> Stinger featured.  It says it was originally raced by Jim Schardt and later
> sold to Tim Allen.  The wheels on the car are not Minilites, looking more
> like a custom 5-spoke that I don't recognize.  The car looks great and I
> think the article is a nice tribute to all the Stingers.
> Did Stingers ever come with anything but Minilites?  I thought that was the
> only wheel supplied on the Yenko Stinger.
> Thank you.
> Gary Szuch
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