I bought a three prong stainless cushion steering wheel sight unseen and when it arrived I could tell the black on the cushion was paint and it was a red or rust color underneath. I stripped off the black paint with lacquer thinner last night and I have a nice steering wheel that is a rust/red lead paint color. It is identical to a black three prong stainless cushion wheel I have even down to the markings on the underside of the cushion when the material was poured during the manufacturing. It appears to be a genuine GM wheel. I would call it a wood grain color but there is no wood grain effect. Did GM make a red cushion wheel as an option as well as the black ones? Does this sound like a earlier year than a 70 or perhaps a Corvette wheel? Welcome any comments on what I have and is anybody interested in having it?