2019 A124 Manual
The hardest part was convincing the vendor to ship them to me but the phone call I had with the chap across the pond was hilarious.
Me "Your website won't give me a shipping quote."
Vendor "Because we don't ship wheels to the states."
"But I want them."
"The risk of damage is too high."
"You don't understand mate, I really REALLY want them."
He puts me on hold and those few minutes seemed an eternity.
Vendor "We'll do it, you have one shipping option and it's gonna cost you."
In less than four days these bad boys were safely flown from EU to US.
THIS NEXT BIT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ANY INDIVIDUAL IN THE STATES LIKE ME ATTEMPTING TO IMPORT THESE O.E. WHEELS WITHOUT HELP.
As soon as the wheels landed in L.A. they were seized by customs.
All I was asked to do was complete and return the Dot HS-7 form, which they provided. At first glance this form looks complex and intimidating.
By checking box 8 on this form I was only required to provide a written statement explaining why I think these wheels should be allowed in America.
My EXACT words were....
I, (my name), state that these wheels are for show and off-road purposes only. These wheels were not manufactured for use on U.S. public roads and that is not my intent, doing so is illegal and will also immediately depreciate their value and in effect ruin them. These wheels are not a necessary part of vehicle equipment to me, they are art.
It should be noted that after my form was accepted by customs my shipping company needed an additional $80 to cover import dues, not much, but it was unanticipated to me at the time just check with your local carrier.
In less than two weeks they are safely at home, all four Originali Equipment Ultraleggeras without a scratch.
Don't ask me how much I paid for wheels that can't be driven because I still believe it doesn't matter. What I see in my garage every day is important and the experience of owning this car has been priceless. I didn't buy these wheels for me or my 124, I bought them as a way to show my appreciation to Abarth.