This replaces the 56/57 style steering wheel including passenger cars. It includes a smaller horn ring. The center medallion is not a correct logo part, but original style replacements can be purchased and installed (56-13A806C, 57-13A806D). The backing plate is provided in silver, as used in 1956. The plate would need to be painted black for correct look for a 1957.
Sold only in black but can be dyed or painted. CASCO offers this service in our Restoration Shop for $350 including materials.
This unit is not suggested for the use on the 55. Although it would fit and is smaller diameter, it is also dished. The original 55 wheel is flat. So this wheel will end up closer to the driver even though it is smaller in diameter. Also the turn signal handle would not be parallel to this steering wheel. If the customer has a 56 or 57 style steering column, then they can get the full benefit of the smaller diameter.
That 2” difference makes a substantial change in the seating room. Allows my 6’ frame to feel less restricted and with power steering, there is no perceived changes in steering forces required to initiate direction changes. I bought one for each bird