I didn't look. Let's see, it's a 67 Shelby genuine wheel. Probably bought by Mister I M Greedy on Ebay 3 weeks ago, for $2900. Now it's time for my profit, so I can go buy more parts for my Corvette.....
Well there are no bids on it so maybe there is still hope for this world.
I wonder if the "Shipping Not Available" line turned people off from paying US$5000 for a steering wheel... sight unseen... from a complete stranger... and trusting it to be shipped without insurance. ::
Here is the article( sorry about grammer errors its a long pos)
Forest gump uttered that famous line, life is like a box of chocolates. " rare finds can be that way. You never know whats inside until you take a look. Over the years, thousands of people passed by this rusty 63 fairlane. The body was pretty much shot, so why bother to stop and take a look? George powell is a part-time parts vender and he decided to take the time to have a look. The license plate read 289HP. Maybe the car still had the rare and valuable 289 hipo. Most lieky, it was gone.George tells us, " I knocked on the door first, but no one answered. So i walked over to the car. The first thing i did was lift the hood. It was so rusty it barley opened. It had a hipo balancer. George couldnt be sure the internals were hipo. Hed have to ask the owner for more info. The 289hipo is a coveted collector engine. It would be a pleasant suprise. Then, george got one of the best suprises of his life. I opened the door and i just abour fainted. I said holy crap a shelby steering wheel. The wheel looked all the more nostalgic entwined with honeysuckle vines. They grew up through holes in the floor and between the 3 spoke aluminum and wood wheel. In the world of collector msutangs and fords, certain key parts can fetch more money then the whole car. An original s steering wheel that features real wood is a coveted prize. The horn button on the the 67 scura wheel read gt-500. George must have heard cast register bells go off in his head. He figured the steering wheel had to be worth at least 2 grand. He recalled selling a horn buttom from a 67 for 600-800 bucks on ebay. George said" i figured make this guy a offer of 2000 dfor the car, and hed probably be happy becuase its a rusted piece of junk. And i will sell the motor for 2-5 k and get a free steering wheel puls other parts. The onwer didnt accept right away. George felt he was better off not mentioning the steering wheel. He told up, " i just had to have it. At this writing, george has seen a 67 wheel go for 4600 on ebay. He put 500 bcuks in his wheels restoration. The motor was a real k code and ended up fetching 3600 bcuks on ebay. The distributor was worth 300, the fairlane had a 4 speed and a 9 inch rear end. He sold the housing for 300 and the trans, a t10 for 300. After stripping it he got it towed away and turned in a can. Does anyone else feel angered that this guy is a CHEAT
Why would the guy be a cheat? We all like to buy parts cars and sell parts to fund our projects. If I find an item for $100 and it's worth a $1000 doesn't mean I have to sell for $100 and selling for $1000 shouldn't make me a cheat.
Besides no one has to pay what he's asking and if they do they must feel it's worth it. I see no harm being done. He did make an offer for the car based on what he thought it would be worth for him to buy and seel for a profit and I would bet the seller of the car had offers of alot less or he wouldn't have sold it to this guy.
I myslef would have no clue what the steering wheel would be worth if I looked at the car so I would have offered alot less for car. Then soneone would have more than likely got a deal from me on the wheel because I wouldn't have know it's value.