My first tark was a chrome 85 Hillman, and had a ‘Z’ carved into the bottom bracket (like with a thin hacksaw), along with the build/year numbers. I was told (by the seller) that it was a mark of a genuine Hillman. Its long left me now, but can anyone confirm?
talked to one of henry hill (the founder)'s sons and gave him my number 2751 and he told me who commisioned the build, who build it and who painted it. so i suggest you ask the seller for the number on the bb shell and quote it to the guys at hillman
very very friendly