You would also see hot rodder's put them on they're traditional cars. This wheel measures 17 1/2 across.
The rubber is still in great shape with no major cracks, just one tiny split by the chrome spoke. The chrome does have some scratches, it may polish up better; I just wiped it with a wet rag. It even comes with the original safety pad in the center. Two of the hold down straps are broke off the back of the pad. These original 17 Bell wheels are very hard to come by.
The last couple photos are pictures from a 1950 bell catalog showing the same wheel for sale. It is also your responsibility to be sure the item is what you want.
The item "Original BELL AUTO PARTS 17 Steering Wheel Race Sprint Car Vintage SCTA TROG" is in sale since Monday, March 15, 2021. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Vintage Car & Truck Parts\Gauges". The seller is "g-brown-775" and is located in Reno, Nevada.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.