I was going to install this on my vette but plans changed- still in original box. This is a brand new solid black cover. It is a very nice grade of leather which provides some "give" or suppleness to the rim, as well as fattening it up (I always thought the C5's steering wheel was kind of skinny). It will also protect the OEM leather on the rim. Since it is all black, there is only one seam, and the lacing "disappears" against the black leather background, which I think gives a cleaner appearance in this instance. Will sell for $25 including shipping within continental United States.