Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Off-topic and topics which do not fit in elsewhere.
Post Reply
User avatar
Dorchester
Club Member
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Bioule, France

Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Dorchester »

I'm a bit puzzled.
Somebody told me from a Rover 800 series...
But this one previously had been fitted to a Range Rover by a then Rover dealer in 1990...
Thank you for your suggestions.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lkn8XD ... sp=sharing
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
Montegoman
Membership Secretary
Posts: 1732
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:57 am
Location: North Bucks

Re: Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Montegoman »

The badge looks like it is from a SD3 200. It appears to be planted onto an aftermarket wheel. Rover wouldn't have fitted the squared off badge (in the shape of the "H" Honda badge btw) to a circular wheel boss.
214SLi H706JPJ
214GSi G79XKV (R8 No.1)
25GSi 2.0TD KX56KXM Owned from new.
75 2.5 Connoisseur SE Tourer (19 yrs of ownership)
User avatar
Dorchester
Club Member
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Bioule, France

Re: Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Dorchester »

Thank you Montegoman.
I agree with you: the design makes me think of an Italian made Momo or Nardi wheel.
Despite that it was fitted by a Rover dealer in Lisieux (Normandy) as a birthday present to a Range Rover owner.
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
User avatar
Dorchester
Club Member
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Bioule, France

Re: Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Dorchester »

Finally I got it.
It's an O.B.A. one made in Italy
But it needs to be correctly tricked in order to fit nicely on a 200 hub. Hence the Range Rover hub as seen on the pic should be taken off and the compatible 200 hub modified (slight diameter difference, around 1mm).

Image

Image

Image
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
User avatar
Dorchester
Club Member
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Bioule, France

Re: Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Dorchester »

It looks a bit reddish (note that colours aren't the same on both photos. Actually it's less red) but IMHO and for my odd taste it's doing the trick: it's not the car of anybody else... :cool

Before:

Image

After:

Image

It's not exactly the same logo (rather an 80s one) but at least there's the Rover logo on it and not another and silly one. :tongue
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
User avatar
Dorchester
Club Member
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Bioule, France

Re: Where do you think this wheel is coming from?

Post by Dorchester »

Another pic less reddish:

Image
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
Post Reply