Rare Mark Donohue Steering Wheel by Ferrero

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  1. Collin380

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    Selling a very rare Mark Donohue steering wheel with hub and vintage Nardi horn button. Mark was a well known Porsche race car driver. Asking $450 obo.

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    Donohue drove darned near everything, including Can Am, Trans Am, NASCAR, Indianapolis, and Formula One (he was killed practicing for the 1975 Austrian Gran Prix).

    I had never heard of a "Mark Donohue" branded steering wheel - do you know who made it?
     
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    I believe it was made by Raid. I have only seen one other installed in a Porsche 356 race car...
     
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    I don’t know for sure, but I am of the opinion that they are made by Ferrero. The Ferrero hub pattern is very specific, similar to a Petri.

    I think it is worth noting that(as you know @Collin380) all three spokes on your wheel are bent. It would make a nice wall piece for someone.

    Ferrero:
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    Mark Donohue:
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    @ Markos, thanks for the feedback. Yes, the spokes are slightly bent and the wheel was mounted backwards on the center hub for some reason. The original owner used it on his e9 race car, so it was not a wall piece. Still rare and repairable...
     
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    Ferrero indeed. Looks like the wheel has been mounted incorrect. The seams are visible at the end of the spokes.
    Cool steering wheel though!
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    @ Hans W. Thanks, for your feedback and picture!
     
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    I have this same wheel in my coupe now. Screenshot_20190215-070701_Gallery.jpg
     
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    Cool wheel. Sorry to get off topic but your wheel is not the same. It is a GM wheel, likely from/for a C3 Corvette. That is also why it has so much dish. Looks good!
     
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    Now I'm sure of this Markos, but you are absolutely spot on! How the he'll did you know that??
    I bow down to you and your knowledge without a doubt mate.:cool:
    A friend gave it me years ago, his dad had a c3 corvette, he swapped the boss and put it on his mustang, then I adapted it by machining the centre out to take my bmw boss and horn button. It was never meant to stop on, but once I fitted it, it looked pretty good, felt good when driving so it's stopped on.
    Well done mate!:)
     
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    Oops I responded to your PM before reading this. I’ll post my PM response here:

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    Update, I recently had a metal shop to straighten the three individual spokes. Not perfect, however much better now. I updated the pictures and here is a link to my Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ77MSa
     
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    Price drop $450 obo.
     

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