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The Momo Indy was one of Momo’s very early steering wheels. The first known Momo steering wheels from the Indy series date back from 1966/1967.
very special concave grip profile
early Indy engraving
The end of the 1st generation fell into the 1968-1973 period, when Momo used the stacked logo. A more precise date on the generation change is not known.
NOS early 2nd generation Momo Indy Steering Wheel, 370mm
2nd generation painted Indy Logo
The markings on the back were analogous to the markings of other Momo steering wheels from that time, first the stacked logo and towards the end of this period the marking “Made in Italy M20340”. The Momo Indy steering wheels from the second generation were available in brushed aluminum and black anodized.
stacked Momo Logo
Made in Italy, M20340
Most Momo Indy steering wheels were produced and sold during within the time of the third generation. Slight changes and modifications changed the appearance of the Momo Indy from mid-1977. From that time on, it was only available as a semi dish steering wheel. Momo also changed the product range in terms of sizes. For the first time, in addition to the 320mm version, there was also a 345mm diameter variant. The 370mm version of the Momo Indy was only available at the end of the production period, a special model that was only produced in black anodized aluminum and surprisingly, for the first time, it also got a dedicated horn pad.
3rd Generation Momo Indy with dedicated horn pad, 370mm
Back of the 370mm Momo Indy Steering Wheel
The wood was available in different shades, but in addition to the brushed and black anodized version, which was rarely available, there was also a polished version of the steering wheel. Momo called it Momo Super Indy, where the type designation was engraved again. The label on the regular Indy wheels was painted, similar to the Momo Prototipo from that generation. Most striking, the Momo Indy lost that very special concave grip profile of the previous generations, meanwhile the grip had become round, but the finger grips on the back remained. In 1992 the production of the Momo Indy steering wheels has been discontinued.