>Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 09:19:42 -0800 (PST)
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ernest E. Gilbert)
>Subject: odd steering wheel
>Reply-To: email@example.com (Ernest E. Gilbert)
>The steering wheel that came on my '67 B GT is imprinted "personal" as a
>brand/model name. It has a wood outer ring with 3 alloy spokes which have
>the graduated size round holes in them. The hub is a chrome ring around a
>smallish black horn button containing an inset of the MG logo (red and
>silver) in clear plastic. A rather attractive wheel but not stock.
>The question, does anyone have any history on this steering wheel.
>Ernest 'If we had an MG legal system I would be out of work' Gilbert
I have a 'Personal' wheel on my '70 GT. I purchased the wheel in 1972. When
I bought my first MG in '72 ( a red '70 roadster), I bought the wheel from
the MG dealership's accessories counter for $36 (!) (and that's 1972
Canadian $!). When I traded the car (a silly youthful error), I kept the
wheel (a wise youthful forethought), then six months later when I bought my
GT - I installed the wheel, and it's been there ever since.
Mine's aged nicely. Has a nice patina. I recall seeing these sold through
the Haan company who used to advertise sports car accessories in Road &
Track back in the '70s. I've only seen a very few of these wheels, but
understand they're of Italian manufacture? I wonder if they're still in biz?
Speaking of the Haan company, when I came across my '68 roadster back in
'85, underhood was a Masseratti horn, complete with it's "J.B.Haan" sticker.
Still have that too. It's v e r y loud, and now lives under the bonnet of my
'77. I like when the opportunity to use it comes up. It's sounds
Cheers from the frozen Atlantic coast!
Terry "Got those Waitin' for my engine blues" Williams
- 25 Celcius