The Corvair is, IMO, more sophisticated now than it was in its day, to me the style has aged better than others of its era. I get what he's saying about wires, from a practical standpoint, they get "cruddy" and nasty faster than mag wheels, but for the Spyder trim they look better, to me (and "buttons" would be more appropriate for the Base trim). Of course they'd look weird on a Stinger, but it's a race car.
I think once they cleaned up the front end treament the car really took on a much more timeless look.
As for wires as hubcaps or anything else. May be a technical bias seeping over into aesthetic prejudice. Lets not forget that wire wheels on cars came about because they did not know any better. Racing soon enough pointed out the inherent problems with lateral loading on a tension spoked wheel and a change came fast. I'd go with steel or alloy any day of the week. The wires can sit in storage until the car gets sold;)
Now if you could locate a set of period MilleMiglia alloys for that beast... Then again, most likely be worth more than the car.