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Were all the non-Carrera 356B/T6 steering wheels black?

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Yep, and with little bumps on the leading edge
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Okay, then that brings up another question. Are all T6 interiors black?

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No, interior colors varied by body color
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#5 Post by Nathan Miller »

Thanks, that is truly interesting. So, no matter what the interior colors were, the steering wheel was always black. I guess if I was buying a 1962 356 in 1962, I would not have questioned the black steering wheel which did not match another color in the car.

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Nathan Miller wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:53 pm Thanks, that is truly interesting. So, no matter what the interior colors were, the steering wheel was always black.
I guess if I was buying a 1962 356 in 1962, I would not have questioned the black steering wheel which did not match another color in the car.
Nathan, the standard black steering wheel matched the standard black horn button, standard black shift knob and standard black dash knobs on all 356 B/C models.
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And the tires
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Jon Bunin wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:02 pm
Nathan Miller wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:53 pm Thanks, that is truly interesting. So, no matter what the interior colors were, the steering wheel was always black.
I guess if I was buying a 1962 356 in 1962, I would not have questioned the black steering wheel which did not match another color in the car.
Nathan, the standard black steering wheel matched the standard black horn button, standard black shift knob and standard black dash knobs on all 356 B/C models.
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For quite a few years I thought all T6s had black interior other than an occasional red one. I know better now.
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#10 Post by John Laettner »

There is also a wood VDM wheel that was offered as an option. I have one and really like it. It is different from the Carrera wooden wheel. You can see a picture of this wood wheel in Brett Johnson's book.
 

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