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Just got my OPGI catalog, it shows a three spoke steering wheel as a factory option in 70.  My standard one is in rough shape.  My understanding is all SS had a black steering column, mine has apparently been painted.   Want to keep my car factory-ish.  Was this wheel available from the factory?

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Hi. The 3 spoke wheel is the optional steering wheel for a 70. I changed mine on my 70 SS due to it being cracked and having a 71 center/ horn button. 

As far as the steering column being black, I have heard that and all big block cars being black. Although the car pictured in the catalog is green and is a real SS. 

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The thee spoke cushion grip was available in 1970, but only in black. The last picture that you have posted is a 1971/1972 steering wheel.

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1970 was the last year that Chevrolet A body cars had  steering columns, steering wheels and column knobs that were the same color as the dashboard. Although it's the standard wheel, the 1970 Monte Carlo brochure shows an all green steering wheel.

I know there are exceptions to the color matched steering column in the Chevelle series but I would think, as it's more upscale, all 1970 Monte Carlos received a color matched column. If you have a color matched column, I'd say it should have a color matched steering wheel.

The rest of us 71 & 72 people just have to suffer without the color matched columns & wheels.

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Don't waste your time with the aftermarket 3 spoke wheels.. the grain on them are nowhere close to being correct

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And if you did buy a new wheel don't buy it from them it's $50 higher than everyone else

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I've seen a couple of unrestored '70 SS454s that had color matched columns and steering wheels. Not all of them were black from the factory. It's possible that yours hasn't been changed. 

Dan

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TALKING ABOUT STERRING WHEELS WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO GET A  GOOD 3 SPOKE  WOOD GRAIN WHEEL FOR 72 THAT PERIOD CORRECT

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