Evolution of the Corvette Steering Wheel When you think of your Corvette, the steering wheel is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It is, however, the part of your Corvette that gets the most contact when out on the road. It is not uncommon for your steering wheel to see excessive wear, in comparison to the rest of your car, due to frequent use. This guide identifies the design and features of Corvette steering wheels by year group. Depending on your Corvette generation and style preference, you have several options for bringing your steering wheel back to life. From purchasing a reproduction steering wheel, to getting your steering wheel refurbished and even upgrading to a custom steering wheel, the right steering wheel is out there for every generation. 1953-1955 17" In Diameter Plastic Spokes White In Color Chrome Horn Button 1956-1962 Stainless Steel Spokes Three Chrome Spokes Spokes Had 3 Holes Per Spoke 17” Diameter Color Of Wheel Matched Interior Color 1956-1957 Venetian Red 1956-1957 Shoreline Beige 1958 Charcoal 1958 Signet Red 1958 Blue 1959-1960 Turquoise 1959-1960 Frost Blue 1959-1962 Roman Red 1959-1962 Tuxedo Black 1961 Jewel Blue 1961-1962 Fawn Beige Riveted To Hub Making It Difficult To Replace Reproduction Steering Wheels Available Flat Steering Wheel 1963 One Year Only Steering Wheel 16” In Diameter Reproduction Steering Wheels Are Available Color Matched Interior Saddle Red Dark Blue Blue 130 Cars Received The Option For Simulated Wood Grain Three Spokes Long Slot In Each Spoke 1964-1966 Flat Hub Simulated Walnut Finish 6 Philips Head Screws Attach Steering Wheel To Hub Reproduction Steering Wheels Available Aftermarket Steering Wheels Available 1965-1966 Option For Real Teak 16” Diameter 1967-1968 Offset Hub 1969-1975 Black With Leather Grain Pattern Fit Standard And Telescopic Steering Columns 1976 Same Steering Wheel As The Chevy Vega One Year Only Also provided on 1977-1979 Corvettes that did not have the Tilt/Tele steering column option 1977-1982 Floating Round Horn Button 14” In Diameter 1984-1985 14.5” Diameter Black Leather Thinner Wheel Than The Later 1986-1989 Wheel 1986-1989 All Black Except 1988 Anniversary White Used Same Armature As 1984-1985 With Thicker Urethane Round Horn Button Available As Remanufactured 2-Tone Wheels Are Available For An Upgraded Look 1990-1993 1990 First Year For Air Bag In Steering Wheel Offered As A Restoration Service For Original Steering Wheel Leather Steering Wheel All Black 4 Spoke Corvette Script Horn Buttons On The Outside Spokes With Plastic Gray Buttons 1994-1996 2 Spoke C4 Corvette Logo Horn Button In The Center 1997-2004 C5 Corvette Logo In The Center Decals Available For Logo To Add Color All Black Except The 2003 50th Anniversary And 2004 Le Mans Corvette 2005 One Year Only Steering Wheel 4 Spoke Design Ebony 2006-2011 9.4” In Diameter Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls Included With Bose Audio Systems Available In Suede Or Leather Available With Accessory Controls And Without Accessory Controls 2010 Steering Wheel Was The First Year For Bluetooth 2011 Steering Wheel Available With Accent Stitch 2005-2011 Corvettes have aftermarket steering wheels available some benefits include: Aesthetics - A custom steering wheel can be altered to build your personal preference of the look you need and still having that OEM look after installing Ergonomics - Custom steer wheels are shaped in multiple areas of hand position to help with driver fatigue and to help avoid hand cramping. 2012-2013 New Steering Wheel Design Offers New Chrome Trim Around Controls 2014-2019 Stingray Smallest Steering Wheel Corvette Has Ever Made Paddles On Steering Wheel (Manual Transmission) Are On/Off Switches For The Standard Rev-Matching Feature Accessory Features Include Audio Volume Controls, Audio Next/Previous Control, Cruise Control Buttons, Advanced Theft Protection, And Bluetooth Controls 2015-2019 Z06/ 2017-2019 Grand Sport New Flat Bottom “D” Shape Allowed More Leg Room Z06 Featured a Carbon Fiber Lower Support Arm and Full Color Emblem Featured the Same Standard Accessory Feature Controls as the Stingray Steering Wheel 2019 ZR1 Same Flat Bottom “D” Shape as the Z06 & Grand Sport Same Standard Accessory Feature Controls as the Stingray Steering Wheel Etched ZR1 Emblem Above the Lower Support Arm Carbon Fiber Lower Support Arm and Bottom Carbon Fiber Upper Grip Suede Outer Grips 2020 Stingray New Square Shape for Improved Leg Room and Down Road Vision New 2 Spoke Leather Wrapped Design Large Opening for Clearer View of Digital Dash Cluster Accessory Feature Controls Include Audio Volume, Audio Next/Previous, Cruise Control, Heated Steering Wheel (if Equipped), Bluetooth Control, and Thumb Wheel for Navigating Dash Menus Paddle Shifters for Manual Control of Gears New Brushed Silver Button to Engage Z Mode Leather Centering Strip at Top in Color Matched Accent 2023 Z06 Same Standard Accessory Feature Controls as the Stingray New Carbon Fiber Upper and Lower Grips New Brushed Nameplate with Etched Z06 Emblem Leather Centering Strip at Top in Color Matched Accent 2024 E-Ray Features the Same Standard Accessory Feature Controls as the Z06 Carbon Fiber Upper and Lower Grips Same Z06 Style Brushed Nameplate with Etched E-Ray Emblem Leather Centering Strip at Top in Color Matched Accent Mid America Motorworks Restoration Services Although some steering wheels are sold as brand new reproductions, Mid America Motorworks offers a restoration service for C4 steering wheels. When placing an order for your C4 steering wheel, you will be charged a core fee and will receive a restored steering wheel. During the restoration process, the steering wheel is stripped down to the armature and assessed for damage. Some armatures are in perfect condition, while others are sand blasted and painted to halt the oxidation process and prolong life. The steering wheel’s urethane is replaced to give your wheel a solid substructure. It is then wrapped with new leather and stitching to give your wheel the finishing touch and a brand new steering wheel look and feel.The steering wheel you send us for restoration will undergo the same process and be passed on to the next customer in need.