Deja Vu? Almost a repeat of a previous post here; of a Southern Ways / Epsilon mesh Coffee table..
Amazingly similar to the 16x14J Southern Ways posted above, and very likely from the same era.
Whereas with the Southern Ways I was 99.8% sure the wheel was originally built with full intention of it being a table (size, quality and fit of the glass, and the lack of valve hole); there is absolutely no doubt with this one.
Not only is there again no valve hole; but the face never received any markings on the back, the 'decals' are actually printed on the reverse of the glass, and (however it was done..) the lip rolls 180degree's back on itself to trap the glass against the lip - it cannot be removed!
Every part here was made 30years ago to sit exactly how it does today.
It'd be interesting to know how this came to be. Maybe they were offered for sale alongside the wheels? Maybe as a promotional item? Given to dealers?
I'll definitely keep an eye open for others, which might help shed a little more light on things..
Sadly age and careless storage at some point has damaged the paint and fasteners..
There interestingly feels/sounds as though there are two layers to the glass/plastic..
Just more fun interior clutter.