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How rare is a OEM leather wraped steering wheel from a 73 ?


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black metal spokes (no spoke horn pushes)and the horn button in the center of the wheel and a leather rim, what you have is from a 1970 and perhaps early '71. All the US cars were fitted with those wheels that year--depending on whose story you believe, it was due either to a fire or a strike in the plastic bus wheel factory. Nice wheel, but unfortunately the same size as the early plastic rim wheel. The '73's actually used a slightly smaller bus wheel from the earlier cars...

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Mike

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cut outs in the metal arms? I have two 16" steering wheels... both leather covered. One has pressed grooves into the black metal arms and the other one has cutouts in them. Otherwise they seem early identical.

The one with cutouts came on my 68' 2002 when I bought it 10 years ago (looks very similar to the euro wheels I've seen in pictures of the period) and the other I picked up off ebay 3 years ago for $20.

So is the pressed grooved wheel the 71?

WH

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wonder if they could be aftermarket wheels made by the same mfg... Are the cutouts round and graduated or do they follow the line of the grooves? If the latter, perhaps someone got creative with a Dremel tool.

Mike

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VIN 1678338, mfg. 12/70. It's as Mike described with the "grooved" metal spokes.

I have seen what looked like factory promo pics of the wheels with the cutouts -- maybe they were an early "sport" wheel variant?

-Dave

Colorado '71

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The cutouts are not like the later grooves... different shape and length.

maybe I'll email you some picts so you can see what's up with this. As mentioned it looks to be an early euro steering wheel simlar to what I've seen in picts of early euro ti's.

WH

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