1968 Ford Shelby COBRA GT 500

Original EFFPI – F.I.V. Wood Steering Wheel

15.75″ Diameter – 40 cm

Original New Old Stock made end of 1967 – 1968

To fit 1968 – 1969 Ford Mustang – Shelby Cobra GT 500

Item # Shel-52-6-15-13

SOLD 6-15-13

Price: $6,000 + $65 Shipping USPS Priority US.

$85 International shipping USPS Express Worldwide.

Description

1968 Ford Shelby COBRA GT 500 Original EFFPI – F.I.V. Wood Steering Wheel

15.75″ Diameter – 40 cm

Original New Old Stock made end of 1967 – 1968.

To fit 1968 – 1969 Ford Mustang – Shelby Cobra GT 500

The Italian Company EFFPI which had manufactured wooden steering wheels for 1966 and 1967 Shelby cars went into Bankrutpcy end of 1967.
Therefore C. Shelby looked for another alternative and brought a plastic steering wheel for his upwards 1968 cars.

The italian EFFPI Company inventory had been taken over by the new owner F.I.V. – FABRICA ITALIANA VOLANTI s.p.a. Milano

In the 1970’s the F.I.V. Co. inventory had been bought through a Milanese car and car parts dealer. About 5 years ago I was able to purchase the left over inventory from this retired Automobile Dealer and car parts dealer which included a large amount of EFFPI – F.I.V. steering wheels with different hubs – some embossed with EFFPI – some with F.I.V – and some were only embossed on the backside with INT. PATENTED (MADE IN ITALY)

This particular steering wheel is one of the many I purchased.
I assume that it had been manufactured by the previous EFFPI but embossed by the new owner with F.I.V.

It is fitted with the correct original 67 68 69 Ford steering column spline and contact rings but has the rare difference to have the large stainless lower hub skirt with a diameter of 3.970″ which fits perfectly into the 1968 and 1969 Ford Shelby or Mustang steering column housing.

The steering wheel , see last pictures, has been tried and fits perfectly on a 1968 Ford Shelby steering column.

The steering wheel itself is in Concours condition.

I sold a similar steering wheel about 2 years ago to a very satisfied buyer see Feedback

Buyer: Member id patnik68 ( Feedback Score Of 298) Mar-15-11 16:37

PERFECT seller..can’t say enough good about this one! THX so much..AAAAAA+++++

Reply by wood-steering-wheels (Mar-15-11 18.49):
Sold $4.840 68 Shelby GT500 GT350 EFFPI Wood Steering Wheel NOS New 350444771250

In the meanwhile those steering wheels ( 1966 and 67 ) have increased extensively in value and I value this steering wheel at this time at $6,000.

 

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