WTB: Steering Wheel Hub for NARDI 360mm Steering Wheel and Shift Knob needed

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I have a 1972 E9 Csi and am in need of the hub for the Nardi 360mm Steering Wheel. I purchased the steering wheel and all I need is the hub. Does anyone have an extra they would like to sell me that is in good condition. Looking for original as possible.

I'm also looking for a shift knob as well.

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you want a nardi knob or BMW? The period bmw ones are wood/no logo (original), wood/logo, and leather/logo the latter 2 being options
 

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I have the original wood one with no logo and prefer one that is in better condition than what I have or one that is wood with the Nardi emblem on it to match the steering wheel I purchased.
 

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One like this?
 

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I'm not exactly sure if that is the one I need. I have a Nardi 360mm steering wheel with a 6 bolt pattern that was made for the early 70's E9.
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Hi @rschick,

FYI - I moved this to the classifieds section.

Shift Knob:


There are a number of companies that make reproduction knobs. I can't recall which companies offer the nice knobs off the top of my head. They haven't been high on my radar. I checked with https://vintageautobahn.com/product-category/e9parts/ but don't see any there. My personal preference, I would stick with a factory-looking knob over the Nardi knob. Also, you can purchase a BMW horn roundel for your Nardi wheel. The really nice ones cost around $300, and the basic ones (with the tiny BMW roundel) cost around $80.

Steering Hub:


You have a number of options. I recommend finding a genuine Nardi/Personal 3130 hub. They go anywhere from $150 - $200. As recently discussed, they can be tricky to find, and the NLA (no longer available) horn ring is another $65 on top of the price if it is missing. I'll keep a lookout. The one shown above is from Crowder's and is a good option at about $100. You can find those on Ebay.

Here is what the genuine hub looks like. I had a couple a few years ago and let go of my third and last one six months ago.

Crowder's Hub:

Other options include a polished hub from Flashpower. These come with a horn plunger since the hub is for the 2002. Since we are in the same metro area I can hook you up with a brass horn ring. I have quite a few.

 

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You might find the 36 a bit small, coupes used 38 and 40 Petri and the 41 Sport wheel, bus wheel is 42.

Let the slippery slope of the finer details begin. :D It's really quick and easy to swap steering wheels, so you can switch them out contingent upon activities. I have a 38 that you can try out if you find the 36 too small. Numerous folks run the 360 and like it well enough. I am biased towards 38's, but it isn't due to all of my seat time on curvy roads. :D

Fun thread to see wheel options:
 

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I have this knob, which matches the Nardi I have in the car now. I think I got it from Crowders. It is very comfortable (although will have to change when I install the Petri).

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I had a 36 Nardi on for 30 years and liked it because the wood is thicker than the 38. I just swapped it out for a 38 Petri which seems to be the right size but a little thin to the grip.
Nothing that a leather wrap wouldn’t fix.......
 

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I had a 36 Nardi on for 30 years and liked it because the wood is thicker than the 38. I just swapped it out for a 38 Petri which seems to be the right size but a little thin to the grip.
Nothing that a leather wrap wouldn’t fix.......

I did the same. Had the Nardi for 16 years and always liked it. My only complaint was my hands sweating on long hot drives like driving from Portland to Monterey. I really really like the 38 Petri, I might have it wrapped in leather at some point.
 
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