I know nothing about this company. But scanning around the Internet leads me to find many photos of Italvolanti steering wheels stuffed in Volkswagen GTIs, 90’s-era BMW products, Benzes, and yes, Mitsubishis. So I wanted to find out more but that’s when I found one in excellent shape for sale. There’s nothing wrong with the steering wheel in my Montero, but if I have a chance at a cool period-correct upgrade why not go for it right?
I’ve been searching to find more about this company but I’ve had little luck. There’s a thread on VW Vortex with people talking a bit about the company but mostly just showing their own examples. Any other search results lead me to listings for examples for sale. The term “Italvolanti” doesn’t even return a result in a Wikipedia search.
What have I purchased? Does anyone out there know more about this brand? The steering wheel feels well made and the leatherwork looks nice. It’s probably too dark a tone for my otherwise lighter tan interior but I’m going to run it for a bit regardless. Well, I will once the adapter I tracked down arrives from an eBay seller in the UK. I’ll post an update once it’s installed.
Also to be installed? A new exhaust system ahead of my first trip to a local smog station in quite a few years.