View single post by Mark Rosenbaum
 Posted: 04-12-2005 10:31 pm
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Mark Rosenbaum

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Kingman, Arizona USA
Posts: 532
Well, I dunno.  The photo came from an ad on eBay UK at the link below, and the seller certainly knew that the first 200 cars had different wheels than all the rest.  More importantly, the wheels in the photo and the wheel in the Wheels, Tyres and Toolkit drawing (plate 516), do seem to match.
It's possible the factory may have used entirely different wheels for the photos in their first sales brochures (the folks on the British Steel mail list were talking about just that sort of thing for one of the Interceptors, a while back).  Alternately, the drawing could have been based on custom wheels for a Vauxhall that were never used on a JH.  I don't know for certain, so I'm going to suspend judgement until more evidence shows up.

Since I don't recall seeing any previous posts about the designs of the two different wheels, I'll be quite pleased if we can settle this point, one way or the other.