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Offline ribachio

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Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:20:51 PM »
Original Abarth early 60's steering wheel, 3 aluminium rays and aluminium/black bakelite cover crown. Abarth horn-button, Abarth 750-850-1000TC hub, diam: 400mm, in perfect conditions

€.950 + shipping
ribachio@libero.it
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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 12:49:21 PM »
This is just my opinion,but this looks like an Alfa Romeo steering wheel,not an Abarth steering wheel.
Maybe some old original pics in any of the Abarth books will show if I am correct....?

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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 02:14:51 PM »
Hello, thank you for your opinion I appreciate it. Yes you are right  the wheel looks very similar to the Alfa Romeo GT 1600 one of the early 60's. But I certify this is a bakelite Abarth with the narrow holes al.rays installed at the origin in the early 60's the 750, 750zagato and Monomille. Following there was an Abarth wheel with large hole rays. My best regars Riccardp

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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 06:07:23 PM »
Would you have a period or factory picture with your wheel fitted ?
I can only find large gapped spokes for 50s and 60's Abarths in my books (unless the spokes are flared but thats a different wheel).
It would be nice to see both versions in use...Grant.

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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 06:29:20 PM »
Hello Grant, thank you again opening a very interesting discussion about the Abarth wheels of the 60's. So I want say now that was the Personal factory (today Nardi-Personal) the same supplier of those wheels like mine both for the Abarth , both for the Alfa Romeo GT cars in the first half of the 60's.   Could you confirm it basing on your documentations?

I want to search some pics in my archive to show the wheel installed in both Abarth and Alfa R.cars. I've the following model in bakelite too, with the larger spokes rays from the center of the wheel, that I was suggesting for a 1964 Simca Abarth 2mila of a friend of mine in the States (as origin wheel, a wood one was in choice for the customers for old it.Lire 13500 at that time...) What do you think about this choice?  Thanks and cheers  Riccardo

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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 06:49:35 PM »
that's my other black bakelite Abarth steering wheel 1964, with large spokes rays (with a Fiat horn button at the moment)
A wheel like this was sold from an italian seller at Milan in a auction sale at €.2500 (!)
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Re: Abarth early 60's steering wheel
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 11:32:38 AM »
The st wheels for AlfaRomeo and Abarth were supplied by Personal and sometimes Peretti.
This is an early 60's AlfaRomeo GT1600 wheel where can see the larger hub and the hole to fix the steering is different ..