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Original Steering Wheel Colour?

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I don't recall my wheel ever being as light-colored as in the brochures - it was more of a reddish color.  Certainly not as light as the shifter knob.

I noticed a clock-delete in one of your pics, not visible in any others.

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Agreed.

I've never seen a blonde wheel.

Might be that color shifting lacquer they used in 69/70-----LOL

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19 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Has anyone restored to the original colour?

I have made a new wheel in my 240z. took an old one. Took the old fake wood of and made new mahogany around it.. took me 38 hours work incl. 8! layers of paint..

I'm shure when you sanded the old wheel and put blank paint on it (6-10 layers of boat lacquer) it will be brighter, like in the brochures.  Lot's af polishing also needed..

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4 hours ago, wheee! said:

Nature abhors you all....

Trust me, Nature isn't the only one.  ?

Dennis

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I wanted to comment on this post.  I never saw a wheel in person that is the same color as those photos.  In fact, I would go so far as to say the years have not changed the color of the wheel at all.  The finish may have wore off in areas and caused discoloration but the color hasn't changed.  Like others have already mentioned, the knob and the wheel were two totally different colors.

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In the 30 years I've owned this car I don't think the wheel color has changed. Car has only been used for "joy riding" and garaged since day 1 that I've owned it. The original owner kept it garaged when home, but did use it to commute some. I keep the wheels clean and think the wear of the paint on the wheel spokes shows some character and that the car actually has been used over its 50 year life and about 110,000 miles.

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