Looking through old pictures I've noticed that it used to be fairly common to have mis matched wheels front to rear on hot cars. I also remember local cars running around with non matching wheel combinations. I think it was an intentional choice rather than economic one like they didn't have enough money to buy matching wheels. The only reason I can imagine it would have been done on purpose would be for drag racing where you have a set of 4 street wheels and a different pair of rears for slicks that were mounted on cheaper wheels. Although many times the rears don't appear to be any less expensive. But that doesn't really explain why so many would do it on the street unless they were trying to copy what they thought was some drag racer look. There was a 1970 L-S6 Chevelle here in my town that the guy bought and mounted Tork-Thrusts on the front and Slots on the rear when it was still new so once again it appears money wasn't the issue. He certainly could have afforded matching wheels if he wanted. I'll admit I like the look on some cars but it is kinda strange to think people did it on purpose. Any other theories on this?