1968 Ford Shelby COBRA GT 500

Original F.I.V. WOOD Steering Wheel

Made in 1968

New Old Stock

Item # Shel-88-7-23-14

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1968 Ford Shelby COBRA GT 500
Original F.I.V. WOOD Steering Wheel
Made in 1968
New Old Stock

Fitted With A Safe Strong New Hub / Boss to fit
Mustang Shelby 1968 – 1969
This steering wheel will fit Tilt steering column.
New original cancel cam included

Beautiful fully-covered wooden rim with backside finger grip.
Real wooden rim with backside black line.
Strong brushed stainless steel spokes.

New custom Mustang adapter (Not Grant) specially manufactured with the correct height to fit perfectly
1968 – 1969 Mustang/Shelby steering column cars.

This steering wheel with hub/boss has the same height as the original steering wheel made for 1968 – 1969 Shelby COBRA GT 350 – GT 500 in order to have correct clearance for the directional lever.

The hub outer skirt top has been manufactured to fit exactly to the same size as the steering column

Original directional cancel cam.

Large horn button assembly with Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 center emblem.
This steering wheel is guaranteed real wood and an Original New Old Stock F.I.V. manufactured in 1968.

The steering wheel is safe and will not have any electrical short circuit as F.I.V. had in the past.

Ready to place on your car.

F.I.V (Fabrica Italiana Volanti s.p.a.) took over the EFFPI Company at the end of 1967.

F.I.V. manufactured steering wheels for many different car manufacturers between 1967 and the end of 1968 for Fiat – Maserati – Porsche – BMW- Shelby and others.

F.I.V. used originally a similar type of adapter as GRANT. The horn button assembly and contact rings were electrically isolated through 12 small isolation rubbers. Those thin isolation rubbers placed between 12 rivets holding the adapter and horn button assembly (between the frame of the steering wheel) did not properly isolate the electrical circuit + – of the backside horn contacts to the complicated and badly developed horn button assembly. This resulted in a short circuit through the horn button, the plastic horn button center melted, the backside horn contact ring got damaged, the wiring melted in the steering column housing, and many cars caught fire from this electrical shortcut.

Unfortunately the company got into bankruptcy and closed down in 1969 due to too many law cases against them because many cars got electrical shortcuts caused by the problem described above.
See last pictures below this description of an original non modified F.I.V. Shelby/Mustang steering wheel backside horn contact rings, adapter and horn button assembly and 2 pictures showing the damaged caused on a horn button and backside horn contact ring through an electrical shortcut.

The horn button assembly has safe isolated horn wiring connections

Picture below : Perfect fit on a 68 – 69 steering column

The pictures below show a damaged horn button (melted) and a damaged
backside horn contact ring caused through an electrical shortcut
on a F.I.V. Mustang Shelby old type of
horn button assembly and horn contact rings

The picture below shows an original  F.I.V.
steering wheel for Mustang Shelby with the original defect adapter/horn contact rings
and horn button assembly that caused short circuits on many cars

The picture below shows the complicated defect 2 top horn contact rings

The picture below shows the adapter which was riveted on the frame

The picture below shows the 12 small isolation rubbers
placed between the center frame of the steering wheel and the 2 horn contact rings
which caused the problems as those did not correctly isolate the electrical circuit

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