Friday, 5 August 2016
Super Street : Taking the right at Awesome Avenue...
"Center Lock Street Wheel"
14 x 7JJ +2
Picked this New Old Stock pair up off Yahoo Auctions Japan, sometime 12-18months ago; from a seller than had been trying to move multiple NOS boxes of the same for a good 12months before that. Yep; set after set of brand-new, never used, 1465 and 1470 5stud centerlock Hayashi Superstreets. Dirt cheap. No idea where they'd got them from.. but there they were.. and "great for display purposes".
..which is exactly why I nabbed myself a box. Great design, lovely metallic gold (a lot darker than these de-saturated images), and the three-colour original packaging? I'm on it.
When I say dirt cheap, I'm not kidding. From memory they cycled around forever at 8500 and 9000yen for the two sizes respectively. If you ever happen to see a NOS 'set' selling with used adaptors, it's very likely those wheels came from the same place. Keep this in mind..
CENTER LOCK STREET WHEEL.
Super Street, 14" dia, 7.0" wide, +02 offset.
Flicked through a couple early Carboy magazines, and found these wheels featured in the usual Hayashi Engineering inside-rear-cover adverts, late-'81 through early 1982...
C210 Nissan Skyline 2000GT...
2T-G powered TE71 Corolla Levin (/Sprinter Trueno)..
Done. That's it, that's all.
This took some time as usual, but ehh.. absolutely worth the effort. It always is. A little love for an otherwise forgettable piece of history...