The pre-production Firebird I received with the Nomad case has the gold lace wheels that were later used on the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. My car is from Firebirds release 2 and the production version doesn't use the gold lace rims. I am not familiar with the usage of this rim. When was it first used on a production car? Could this car have been a trial of a new wheel type too? It is dated 10-7-04 on the base.