Lotus Elan

Wooden steering wheel

PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:21 am

Can anyone throw some light on this steering wheel it is 13" diameter and was fitted to a S4 elan I have been told that it was a factory upgrade but Im, not so sure ?

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:28 am

Tony

Your link is not working but no matter, I can assure you that Lotus did not offer a wooden steering wheel 'upgrade' on the S4. In fact no steering wheel factory options were ever offered.

Wooden steering wheels were fitted to the Series 1 & 2 Elans (See: http://www.type26register.com/).

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PostPost by: ken ob » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:38 am

The woodrim wheels fitted to S1 and S2 Elans had a very slender rim. The wheel in the photos looks at least twice as thick. Ken
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PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:53 am

Sorry Tim I'm not very good with computers I think the pictures are now working. The steering wheel seems to have been manufactured by the same people as my original (recovered) could it have been for any other car?

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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:18 pm

My 67 manufactured, 68 titled S3 DHC has the thin wood steering wheel. Gordon Sauer
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