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Question for early Alpina experts???


BillyRay

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What steering wheel did Alpina use in their cars before 1970?

On a 2002? A 350mm MOMO Prototipo. With "ALPINA" engraved on it, of course, which can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thealpina/2919466433/in/set-72157607808209043/

On the 3.0 CSL, a slightly different 3 spoke MOMO.

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THey also used the larger 370 or 380mm Prototipo on the bigger cars, too. Sorry, no pics of that one.

Then they went to the standard four spoke that we all know -- also a MOMO.[/url]

now: '72 Inka 2000 touring, '82 Alpina C1 2.3  & '92 M5T (daily driver)

before: a lot of old BMWs (some nice, some not so much), a few air-cooled 911s and even a water-cooled Cayman S

Alpina restoration blog: https://www.alpinac1.com/

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They used early flat Momo Prototipos with Alpina Scripts on them with either black or bare machined aluminum centers.

http://www.autos-1.com/bmw/1600-alpina-1967.htm

alpina_cocpit_02_70.jpg

http://www.bmw-02-club.de/alpina.htm

http://bmw2002.co.uk/History/alpina.html

Tom Jones

BMW mechanic for over 25 years, BMWCCA since 1984
66 BMW16oo stored, 67 1600-2 lifelong project, 2 more 67-8 1600s, 86 528e 5sp 585k, 91 318i
Mom&Dad's, 65 1800TiSA, 70 2800, 72 2002Tii 2760007 orig owners, 15 Z4 N20

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Interesting, I was under the impression that MOMO was not in business until 1970? I have a 14" BWA wheel with a Alpina horn button and was told by the seller that BWA was the wheel of choice until MOMO came along. I guess I "got sold!"

Great to hear from you Tom, I hope all is well down there. I guess I need to change my profile as I am no longer in TN.

Best Regards, "Z"

Professionals are predictable; it's the amateurs you have to watch out for, you never know what they are gonna do!

Murphy was a Grunt

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Some also say or believe that the early Alpina steering wheels may have been made by Raid.... the modern version pictured here, with center pad covering most of the classic wheel...

produktbilder%5C103360.jpg

http://www.raid-rdi.com/index.asp?z=http%3A//www.raid-rdi.com/artikeldetails.asp%3Fcurrblock%3D%26suchtyp%3DKat%26suchbegr%3D%26suchkatalog%3D0000001838%26positionsart%3DA%26artikel.nummer%3D103360%26artikel.hersteller%3D0%26artikel.katalog%3D0000001838

Tom Jones

BMW mechanic for over 25 years, BMWCCA since 1984
66 BMW16oo stored, 67 1600-2 lifelong project, 2 more 67-8 1600s, 86 528e 5sp 585k, 91 318i
Mom&Dad's, 65 1800TiSA, 70 2800, 72 2002Tii 2760007 orig owners, 15 Z4 N20

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What steering wheel did Alpina use in their cars before 1970?

Like old 911 race cars and 911 factory ordered hot rods...I bet they used more than one wheel only.

My research shows a Momo Prototipo style as common ...3 spoke...no dish.......and larger than 350 mm. Here is another pic from what appears to be a correct car....

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I can also source new 370 mm Proto style as Ive mentioned on this forum. Here is one.....

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c.d.iesel

I could NEVER put my finger on the day I began to love pig cheeked cars.......UNTIL YOUR POST!!!!!!

In 76, I bought a 73...and was working for an aftermarket parts shop...Momo...Recaro...Cibie...VDO.....etc etc etc etc.....

My Sahara car had it all on/in her!....

I remember getting that specific R and T and just freaking over that white Alpina in the classifieds!!!!!........that was the exact moment I fell.........Id love if you could send a copy of that page..Im local to you ...60 miles from Lime Rock. Id send you my addie....wow

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Some also say or believe that the early Alpina steering wheels may have been made by Raid.... the modern version pictured here, with center pad covering most of the classic wheel...

produktbilder%5C103360.jpg

http://www.raid-rdi.com/index.asp?z=http%3A//www.raid-rdi.com/artikeldetails.asp%3Fcurrblock%3D%26suchtyp%3DKat%26suchbegr%3D%26suchkatalog%3D0000001838%26positionsart%3DA%26artikel.nummer%3D103360%26artikel.hersteller%3D0%26artikel.katalog%3D0000001838

We run a modern Raid airbag wheel in a 2.8 Z3 coupe.....very RUF or even Aston like.

Z3SteeringWheel2.jpg

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