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'62 Dart - OEM Steering Wheel?

Ron H

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A fellow member had posted this photo of a '62 Dart wagon pertaining to another topic. When I saw the rectangular steering wheel was surprised as I wasn't aware of this wheel being a stock item on the '62 Darts? Ma Mopar had these unique wheels for a few years; but didn't think they were on this car, at least never saw one. Curious as I obtained a wheel near identical to this one I believe from a '64 Chrysler in nice shape I'm going to restore to maybe install in my '63 Plymouth if it fits decent. Thanks!

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had one similar on 61 fury
The ’61 wheel was something – the Jetson’s like. Had done some checking on the history of these wheels a while back, which models had them. Found no info about this one in a ’62 Dart. Some were disappointed when Mopar dropped them. People liked the flat bottom wheel getting in and out of the car. They sure are a unique piece of Mopar history; likely a love-hate thing. Collected a couple of these wheels, selling a few and the one here I have in remarkably nice condition I guess is from a ’64 Chrysler.

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I believe the 63 Chrysler steering wheel was round and the 64 was the more rectangular style shown. I haven't seen any rectangular wheels on a B body.
 
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Correct 62 Dart 330 steering wheel.
 
62 Dart cop/fleet cars had the 57 Plymouth steering wheel.
 
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Correct 62 Dart 330 steering wheel.
OK - Im very curious about this... I had a 62' 330 that had the "rectangular type" centre part of the wheel; and now I have a 62' 440mdl that has the same round centre piece as per this pic! I'm wondering if customers were given a choice at the time of ordering their car (lol - probably not!), or were steering wheels just randomly fitted, with no regard to the model they were being attched?!?!...
Steering wheel instruments.jpg
(I've attached a pic of my 440mdl dash)
 
Hmm, what would be with the '57 wheel in the '62?
 
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