Bill, I used a set of those Empi 8 spokes on the first Pink MG, now Angelica. I powder coated them beige to match the main body.
Be careful of the valve location on these rims. When I swapped my brakes over to disc brakes, the tire valve interferred with the caliper and I could not use the rims. I ended up getting a set of the 10 spoke VW rims (the special edition beetle model slips my old mind). They are shown in the picture Bill Collins has posted in the Photo Gallery.
The Empi 8 spoke rims I had were older ones. Although Empi no longer manufactures these rims, maybe the new manufacturer has changed the valve location to clear disc brakes? If the valve is located centered on the rim, they won’t work with disc brakes.