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Thread: '74 RSR steering wheel, is this one?

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    '74 RSR steering wheel, is this one?

    I bought this wheel at the Pomona swap meet in the late 70's.
    The guy I bought it from said he maintained Paul Newman's
    RSR and that he changed steering wheels and was selling
    the original one. I know, he probably saw me coming but I've held onto it for years and just wonder what this wheel really is.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

    www.redshift.com/~gibson/wheel2.JPG
    Bruce Herrmann
    '73 911S

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    I have a 1974 Carrera 2.7, the wheel looks exactly the same apart from the large hole on your left spoke; my spokes are the same as your right spoke on both sides. The factory photo that I have of an RSR shows a standard production wheel like mine.
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    The hole was probably added for a kill, radio, or driving light botton...
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    joelrkaplan
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    there was in article in Excellence last year or so(maybe 2 yrs ago); it featured an original RSR car that was rediscovered(with a tree growing thru it) by its original owner who then restored car( he now races in vintage and its beautiful)......the wheel featured in his car appears to be same as the one you pictured.........

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    Thanks for all the replies, I know there is no way to determine which car it came from (Newman etc.) but I just wondered
    if there was a chance it could be from an RSR. I'd like to see it
    go to someone restoring an RSR if it is indeed likely to be
    the correct wheel.
    Bruce Herrmann
    '73 911S

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    Originally posted by BHerrmann
    I know there is no way to determine which car it came from (Newman etc.)
    DNA testing?
    Jared
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