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Colin Chapman Signed Steering Wheels

PostPost by: lotusfan » Wed May 19, 2004 7:18 pm

What is the story behind the steering wheels with Colin Chapman's signature? Were they fitted to all our toys originally or were they an option or only fitted to some cars?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed May 19, 2004 7:28 pm

I think they were only fitted as standard on the Sprints and the later +2's from about 71/72. I dont think they were ever fitted to the Europa's unless they were on the Federal version?
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PostPost by: Jolly Jumper » Wed May 19, 2004 8:33 pm

They were fitted on all the S4 and most S3 as well.
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Wed May 19, 2004 8:35 pm

I have one on my 1971 S4 SE but not on my Europa Special.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed May 19, 2004 11:08 pm

for the +2...it was fitted to the earlier cars.....67until about 70....once it got to the 130s...it was a black spoked drill wheel with plastic rim
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PostPost by: berni29 » Thu May 20, 2004 12:03 pm

My derelict but original (but not for long!) 1968 Elan +2 has one.
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