of the first series models sported external spare
wheels, or rather three had spare wheels, (Y5
the Y15 Rolls Royce) with the Y10
having two spare tyres mounted behind the rear
all of the later models had external spare wheels
or tyres the exception being the Y4
(really a first series?), the Y8
motor cycle, the Y1 Ford, the Y4
the Y11 Lagonda, although the lagonda does show off
two instantly recognisable spare wheel carriers
either side of its bonnet.
On two of the
models (the Y2 Renault and the Y11
the early spare tyre carriers had four prongs
keeping the tyre in place. However, these
carriers were replaced during the life of the
models with a three pronged version.
four pronged carrier giving way to the
three pronged version
Most of the other
models either had three pronged carriers or the
tyres/wheels mounted directly onto the body.