Pretty sure the wire on the diverter valve style is an early design. If you look carefully, you will see that the hoods are different too.
The early design hood is pressed into place and then secured with the wire.
The later hoods are crimped in place and then no wire was needed.
I am not sure when the change occurred - but it really seems to be an early and late thing -
Since these were not dated - I have no way to be sure, except that all the NOS "wire units" I have are in early orange GM boxes.