I grabbed a couple of wheels from storage (complete with dry-rotted tires) and gave them a quick shot of rattle-can paint to see what a set of red wheels would look like, “for reals.”
It’s so unusual for me to see an MGB with wires that aren’t silver I’m suffering from cognitive dissonance–but I think I like the effect. They add a spark to the outside and once the interior is in (and I have all of it now, I hope to work on it this weekend) and you see a similar red through the windows it will tie together nicely.
Here’s the other side. Be interested in hearing what you think, though I suspect opinion will be split.
Update: Here’s the car with body-color wheels and with darker red, which is more what I was originally thinking about (but couldn’t find in a rattle can at the local hardware store).