Fw: [xk] XK120 tires

All:
Just to nip it in the bud, the wheels are not for sale.
But if I decide to sell them, I’m already drafting the eBay advert:

@@@WOW*WOW*WOW*RARE*RARE*RARE@@@
                        "should clean up nicely"

(:slight_smile:
BB----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger” <@Bruce_Baysinger>
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] XK120 tires

Charles et al:
I found a set of 16"/5.5/72s Borrani’s in my junk pile. They have 72
spokes, alright, but the hubs appear E-Type-ish ref offset.
While I can’t testify that they where made up for Jaguar, it seems likely
as
the only other car I could find using a 52mm hub with a 16 inch rim is a
Ferrari 505. BWW may be able to make up a set, but the hubs are probably E
(MKII blah blah).
Another interesting point on these Borranis is that they were shod with
Cinturato whitewalls! Don’t recall having seen those before.
Regards
BB

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----- Original Message -----
From: “Charles E. Bishop” BISHOP-13@att.net
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] XK120 tires

Ron R & Jerry;
British Wire Wheel can “build” you a set of 16" wire wheels
with
the 120 hubs and 72 spokes… If I remember correctly, the price isn’t
much
more that the “standard” 60 spoke wheels.
Charles #677556

----- Original Message -----
From: “Jerry Oliver”

72 spokes were from an E type.<
Ron<

Right. That’s what I thought was the case. Haven’t seen 72s offered in
16

inch, just the 15 inch E types.
Jerry