steering wheel, and by god has it been a difficult one! So I’ll try to explain it. In order to make my car as close as possible to the original movie car I wanted to get the same steering wheel seen here on the actual movie car.
Subject: Re: Steering Wheel Purchase info We do not have any dealers in Australia. Right now, the Mark 3 wheel isn’t available. We are working on changing over manufacturing and it will be a few months before we get them on the shelf again. So you can check back and see where we are, or I do have a few of the 14″ flat wheels left in stock. I have the single slot and the gt style. ThanksNow seeing as every man and his dog wanted these wheels and i only began my project in 2004, it seemed i was doomed from the start. Another thing to note is the rivets on the wheel, some had 17 rivets and some 18, why? Well I’m not sure but what I know is Lecarra made wheels with this many rivets and the UK company Moto Lita only made 9 rivet wheels (of similar look). So in Jan 2006 I hit them up again and got this:
That wheel is still not in production. I will keep your e-mail and let you know when they will be available.Then again in March 2006 (yes im very impatient):
We still do not have them on the shelf yet, but hopefully it will be soon. We have hired a new person to take care them and hopefully get them finished and in production soon, I will keep your e-mail and let you know when we get them in stock. Thanks.But then in July 2006 we had some action!!
Just wanted to let you know that we got our first run of 34215 Mark 3 wheels in and they are ready to ship. We have limited ones and they will go quickly, so if you wish to order one, just give us a call and place your order with Stacie or Rita and let them know that you received an e-mail about the wheels, so you can be one of the first to get one. The wheel will be 229.95. ThanksNaturally I was the first to purchase one and when it arrived I was overjoyed until I opened it to find it was radically different from the 17/18 rivet version they previously produced in France. This 2006 USA made version was a rougher mahogany, and it only had 9 rivets! I know some are saying pfft who cares it still looks good, but no, im a perfectionist. So i sold it on ebay. Here are some pictures of it the day it arrived.