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As you may have read in the BBS History post, in the early ‘90’s, BBS had expanded it’s accessory range, so in addition to the wheels, aerodynamics, seats, steering wheels & suspension kits were offered.

For the production of their steering wheels, they wisely relied to the expertise of NARDI

Enrico Nardi was an engineer and a man with taste & practical sense. He applied his incredible talent to anything connected to automobiles, first recognized by the founder of LANCIA and soon by Ferrari as well.

  • In 1937 Enrico Nardi moved to Modena to become the first Ferrari‘s test driver and then a business consultant.
  • In 1946 he founded together with Renato Danese (roman racing car driver) a Company named “ND“.
  • From 1958 on, most  Ferrari cars were equipped with Nardi steering wheels.

Two years after Enrico Nardi’s death, Nardi trademark was bought by Personal and, in 1990, Nardi Italia S.p.A. was founded, a completely autonomous company, located in Varese. It was that year they started cooperating with BBS, to the extend, even a Nardi range of wheels was produced by BBS

This post was created in favor of Pieter of the E30forum.nl. 

Although I have not yet found the steering wheels of the Design Line, I present here the more expensive main line.BBS steering wheels brochure 1990 – click title to view the brochure

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