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tferrer

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Yea, Mark and John have looked at it but until I take the wheel off, it will likely remain a secret.

As I told John, I don't want to ruin the perfect matching patina on the Allen heads! That wheel has likely been on that hub for 25 plus years.
 

JohnP_02

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I have a new one for you guys, picked up this lovely, crazy rare, wood Alpina wheel a few months back, it was solid but needed a refresh. The wheel is made by Personal, is 40cm in diameter and was probably made in the 60’s for a 2000cs or maybe early e9’s. It’s only the second one I have ever seen, you can see it on the old Alpina ad I have posted below. I sent it to “the man” @Hans W. for a gentle refurbish and he did an excellent job taking this back to how it probably looked off the shelf 50+ years ago. I am pretty excited to add this one along side the other Alpina wheels in the collection.

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It’s been a banner year for the Alpina wheels and I have a very special one to share with you gents. An original silver spoke Momo Alpina CSL steering wheel complete with the early stacked Momo logo and box stitching on the back of the thumb rests. We are all very familiar with the iconic black spoke version of this wheel, but this is an altogether different animal rarity-wise. I have only seen one other one and a picture of one in an old ad. The wheel itself is in amazing condition especially considering it’s almost 50 years old. These were always listed as 380mm but are actually closer to 375mm. The leather on this example is still soft and with seams nice and firm. Just a few battle scars that you expect from a wheel of this sort and plenty of character. The CSL Alpina wheel is my absolute favorite wheel of all time and I am over the moon to now have both the black spokes and silver spoke versions in my collection!

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I recently acquired this 1966 Formel 380mm wood rim steering wheel from Bouke at Vintage Volante in Holland.

I think it suits my CSi quite well!
Dan--I have the same Formel wheel and horn button on my Coupe. I like the 3 and 9 o'clock position of the spokes. Too bad the wood rim is not thicker. I bought mine on EBay about a year ago. The hub is crinkle finished black.---Drew

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