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My first real Porsche had a huge and at the same time super thin steering wheel, a Momo Monza, 380mm diameter. Many steering wheels in the 60s were like that. On the one hand, the wheels were bigger, on the other hand there was no power steering or anything like that. Imagine parallel parking. With these huge steering wheels, it was way easier and at the same time you could get a nice biceps.
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The wheels got smaller, the cars lighter and there was really no reason anymore. Then I fell in love with the Jackie Stewart Momo Signature Steering Wheel
I wanted the opposite – a smaller steering wheel with a thicker grip. And that’s how my passion started. At first, I just looked at pictures online, got familiar with all different types of steering wheels – and then I struck: A Momo Jackie Stewart Steering Wheel, black, 350mm in diameter and with a thick grip. The thickest grip I could find. With beautiful patina, similar to the steering wheel in the photo. So actually, the Jackie Stewart was not my first Momo, but the first one I bought without a car attached. I still have that wheel – no longer in the car, but in a frame on the wall.
Momo Jackie Stewart Signature Steering Wheel
Made in Italy, M20340
silver Momo Jackie Stewart Steering Wheel
stacked Momo Logo, made between 1968-1973
The Momo Jackie Stewart steering wheel was available in silver and black throughout a long period, therefore Momo sold them with different markings on the back. The early ones came with the stacked Momo logo, from 1974-1976 they had either only “Made in Italy” or “Made in Italy M20340” stamped on the back. In 1977 Momo started stamping the respective month and year of production into the wheel (see picture above).
Just like the wheels, the respective helmet horn buttons were different throughout the years. The early ones had a chrome ring around the push button, the later ones didn’t have it.
early chrome ring Momo Jackie Stewart Horn Button
later Momo Jackie Stewart Horn Button
Besides the helmet horn buttons, there were also signature horn buttons available. These came in different colours, the ones I am aware of with the signature of Jackie Stewart are black with a silver signature and yellow with a black signature.