Lotus Elan

Where to get a 60s Style Lotus Racing Steering Wheel

PostPost by: JonnyPlus2 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:09 am

Hi All,

I'm starting to restore my Elan, so naturally the first thing I need to get is a nice 13" red leather covered steering wheel, just like on Jimmy's 33.

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I know I can get the center badge from Miles Wilkins (I think it's an Elite part) but I don't about the steering wheel itself. I'm thinking that someone here must know where to get 'em. Thanks.

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PostPost by: gordont » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:32 am

if you like red get a red 26R wheel from TTR
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:37 am

Since you don't give a location, I'm not sure if this is useful, but there's a nice wheel at http://www.rdent.com/. Look under Elan parts
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PostPost by: JonnyPlus2 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:50 am

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Well, I've found two sources:
1) Westfield stock 50s style wheels for their Lotus 11 replica
2) http://www.alphasteeringwheels.co.uk/ <== this outfit is run by a chap called Dave Stanley and he makes all sorts of vintage steering wheels including Lotus racing wheels in 11,12,13 and 14" sizes (pic is one of his)
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:35 am

Dave Stanley at Alpha is a great chap and his wheels are excellent.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:14 pm

the proportion of the last wheel pictured, is out of proportion.............grip is too big.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:39 pm

I don't know if you looked at TTR, as suggested. He has what you are looking for.

http://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/mainframe.html
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:10 pm

Here is steering wheel I bought from Tony Thompson (TTR) some 15 years ago.

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The wheel is on a Lotus 23, so it is a very small diameter wheel. A wheel for a 26R would have a larger diameter.

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PostPost by: JonnyPlus2 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi,

Now that wheel is tastee ! Thanks for this.

I'm reluctant to buy a wheel from Tony T. sight unseen, as he has no pictures on his site and the "26R" wheel is quite unlike your 23 wheel. I think that I'll have to wait until I come over to England so that I can see it in person before I lay out the heavy spondulicks.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 pm

This is the black version of the TTR 26R wheel.
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PostPost by: George4th » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:00 am

+1 for the TTR wheel - its great!
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PostPost by: gordont » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:22 am

yes I love my TTR wheeel, BUT should have gone for the red one!
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