Does anyone know if steering wheels could be ordered from the factory with leather wrapping? Here's why I ask...I just pulled a black strg wheel off a '75 Laguna yesterday and it had a leather wrapping on it. I've seen this same exact style wrap several times (in fact, I have a wrapped strg wheel off a '72 Centurion in the garage) and the manner in which the lacing is installed is always the same and looks professionally done. However, I always presumed these were just aftermarket covers somebody installed along the way. Anyway, I decided to remove the wrapping on this one that I pulled yesterday and it came off in two layers. The outer layer, which was nicely laced...and a thinner, lightly padded inner liner that was very tightly wrapped and laced around the rim. Once removed, I was amazed to find the strg wheel looking like brand new...and, there is absolutely no signs of wear anywhere around the rim. It's as if it was installed at the factory...or, immediately after finding it's first owner. And I'm thinking, why would an aftermarket wrapping come in two layers...each individually laced to the rim? All I ever remember using was a basic one-pc wrap that you laced up as best you could. Looked in my GM Prod. Codes book and they do show NK4 (Strg Wheel Sport Leather) and N37 (Wheel - Leather Strg./Tilt & Telescopic).
Anyone care to speculate?