Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Rays Engineering SUPERVOLK - 14"
Tuesday the 8th of May, 1984.
Properly directional, and a cast-alloy hollow monocoque.. taking advantage of the hollow spokes with the tyre valve filling from the centre behind the cap.
Available in at least white and silver, and 14" to 16".
Bought these for the AW11 a couple months ago now. I'd actually not long bought a New Old Stock set of 15's, when I decided to chase down another set to actually use.
The small sizes aren't particularly valuable, so had the luxury of being picky enough to wait for a complete, straight set. The set above fit the bill nicely, despite looking like they had been under the ocean for a decade!
YAJ Auction went through successfully, thanks to little interest. The snow tyres were stripped, then packed up and sent off to Australia...
The last 31years hadn't been too kind for these poor old wheels, but they had managed to stay impressively original..!
Quickly set to getting them redone, as I had another lot of SSR faces coming and going from the powdercoater at the time.
The original barrel stickers were carefully removed, along with the caps and unique threaded valves.
Into the back of the car, and off to get a new coat.
Then excitedly off to the powdercoater to pick up the freshly blasted and recoated wheels..!
Refinished 14" on the left, with one of the original 15" wheels on the right.
NOW - onto the AW11...
Spotto the valve there...!
A couple inches lower, later; and...
Absolutely stoked with how it looks. Period perfect. The sizes are in no way aggressive, but just works well with the relatively-chunky 185/60 tyres..
That's all for now. I'll get to posting a set of the Original 15's and their packaging too, eventually...