Tire size, what's going on here?

I have a question about tire size for series 1 e-types. I’m running stock Dayton rims and tires on my car, but when I see pictures of other XKE’s, like the Jag Zero, I can’t help but think they are using 16 inch rims with low profile tires? What’s going here, is it just an optical illusion?


Optical illusion I think. This is a car fitted with 16" x 7" Dayton wire wheels:

The wings have all been modified to accommodate the 7" width.


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