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Discussion in '308/328' started by gilligan308, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. gilligan308

    gilligan308 Karting

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Brian
    Does anyone know what the E. Naroli etched into the steering wheel was for?Is it a personal signature of the manufacturer or a signature of Enzo's cousin?
     
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  3. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
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    #2 Steve Magnusson, Aug 28, 2009
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    That's "Nardi" (not "Naroli").
     
  4. Neonzapper

    Neonzapper F1 Rookie

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    #3 Neonzapper, Aug 28, 2009
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    +1 The signature is sloppy, so I can see why it looked different to you, but Nardi is a famous racing steering wheel manufacturer.
     
  5. Paul_308

    Paul_308 Formula 3

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    Enrico Nardi was there with Enzo when it all started, engaging in all phases of the sport including as a driver. In the late thirties he became a Scuderia Ferrari engineer and after the war formed his own works, producing specialized items but was most known for his walnut steering wheels. I think those produced for the 3x8 cars was in his honor as he died of exhaust fumes in 1968, perhaps Enzo provided a royalty for his wife by adding his signature to them as I don't think the works plant survived him.
     

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