Sunday, 13 March 2016
The biggest spinner: the Super Longchamp XR-3..
Properly directional L+R.
Pearl white with machined faces.
Three piece (usual SSR barrel-halves welded) with hidden hardware.
Everyone knows the oh-so-familiar, six-spoke, Longchamp XR-4... and of course there's the M-1 and XR-X I've posted about a couple years ago... but remember the XR-4ZKai, XR-C, XR-7, XRS, XR-V, and so on? Yep, there's a LOT.
These ones though? These are a 1989 production; which going by my styling-based assumption on production years, would likely be coming towards the tail-end of production.
I picked them up off Yahoo Japan sometime last year, after watching them go round and round for a good couple months. Its only a pair (which really is what works best for me) and 'weak' sizing.. so fortunately didn't have to fight or pay a premium for what is otherwise right up my alley. Top tier in the world of New Old Stock wheels: absolutely as-new. Not ex-display, not left in a garage/workshop.. no, wheels/box/packaging are just about as good a timewarp-to-198x as it gets.
"COMBINATION OF TECHNICAL SUPER LONG CHAMP XR-3. PRODUCED BY SUZUKA."
"LEFT" as its (not surprisingly) a left-side wheel. As mentioned a the top of the page, these are properly-directional - a subtle but hugely important detail to me in the world of directional wheels.
JDMEuro the credit from what I can tell.
For more similar wheel-related posts over the last couple years, check the round-up post here.