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Is a period correct steering wheel overrated?

Of course not! As I said numerous times, I couldn’t put a brand new steering wheel in a 40+ yr old car. When I bought my latest Porsche project car, first thing that came to mind was – what kind of steering wheel am I going to put into it? Of course, I have a rather big selection to choose from so I naturally checked the ones that are from that respective period, 1974-1976 (or 1977.5 if you will). 

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Recently I got more and more requests from people who specifically want a steering wheel from a specific year or let’s say model year – just like the model year of a Porsche, or at least as close as possible. For your convenience I’ve added the production year into the database so it’s a lot easier to find a period correct Momo steering wheel for your classic car.

Momo steering wheels from 1974 to 1976

To be precise, it should read 1974 to Mid-1977. It was Mid-1977 when Momo introduced the date-stamping on the back. In the years of 1974 to Mid-1977, Momo used two different markings, “Made in Italy” and “Made in Italy M20340” for the later part. But nobody knows when exactly they’ve changed the stamping.

Momo steering wheels from 1977 to 1978

In the middle of the year 1977, Momo started stamping their steering wheels with the respective production month and year on the back of the center spoke in the format m-yy without the leading zero. If there wasn’t a center spoke, then they’ve stamped the date on the back of the right spoke.

Momo steering wheels from 1979 to 1980

During this period, most likely mid 1979, Momo introduced the third generation of the Momo Prototipo and thus a the new boxed logo design. Oldest second generation Prototipo I’ve seen is from 1-80. That also applies to the Momo Indy. In that period, the production of the Momo Clay Regazzoni from the Momo signature steering wheel series and the Momo John Player Special ended, whereas the production of the Momo Gilles Villeneuve started. 

Momo steering wheels from 1981 to 1982

Production of the Momo Niki Lauda and the Momo Mario Andretti ended in this period. Momo started to produce the 370mm Momo Prototipo again, the much sought after size for a lot of classic car enthusiasts.

Momo steering wheels from 1983 to 1984

Momo continued the Momo Prototipo with the diameter of 370mm, but only for a short period of time. Production of the Momo Gilles Villeneuve came to an end in 1983, the Momo Jackie Stewart a year after. 

Momo Steering Wheels from 1985 to 1986

Only the Momo Ronnie Peterson and the Momo Jacky Ickx from the Momo Signature Series were produced until 1985 and 1986 respectively.


Momo Signature Series Steering Wheels


Ickx, Regazzoni, Lauda, Stewart - Helmet Horn Buttons


mint first-generation Momo Prototipo 380mm