Gear: A Search For The Best Vintage Steering Wheels

A Search For The Best Vintage Steering Wheels

By Alan Franklin
March 6, 2013
9 comments

A good desk should be sturdy, efficiently designed, and attractive. A desk is where all the work is done, and should be the centerpiece of any good office—unless your office is the driver’s seat, in which case a good steering wheel is the most important element. The same qualities apply.

A vintage car needs a vintage wheel, but choosing the right one to complement your particular machine is essential. Does your car evoke the brutal single-mindedness of a 288 GTO or an F40? Then perhaps a Momo Monte Carlo, as fitted to either of those mythical beasts, is right for you. Is your elegant, pillar-less coupe or large, dignified sedan in need of a new tiller? We’d recommend a delicate wood-rimmed wheel with beautiful polished steel spokes—a classic Nardi would fit the bill nicely.

Here’s a small selection of vintage steering wheels we found browsing eBay—there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, to choose from on any given day. There’s little else that can transform the character of a car so simply and affordably, and there’s certainly no better garage decoration than a few choice steering wheels arranged on a wall.

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Check out the vintage steering wheels up for sale here on eBay.

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Francois Cisco
Francois Cisco
5 months 9 days ago

Easy, the 5000 GT Touring

Derek Entesano
Derek Entesano
3 years 8 months ago

I didn’t realise how many options there were when I was looking for a period wheel for my ’66 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce. I bought and sold a few wheels until I found a lovely mid 60’s Momo LeMans wheel that will look great. Things to consider are rim diameter, and spoke dish depth. I love my wheel because it is a rare large 380mm diameter and flat spoked. It gives it a real vintage feel. I have no idea what it may have been fitted to. Ideas?
Image : [url=”http://www.alfa-male.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_1862.”]My vintage Momo Wheel[/url]

Derek Entesano
Derek Entesano
3 years 8 months ago

Oops I’ll try that link again :
[url=”http://www.alfa-male.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_1862.jpg”]My Vintage Momo Wheel[/url]

Davis Kinzell
Davis Kinzell
3 years 8 months ago

For a new option the Momo Prototipo is a good “vintage looking” wheel, in either black or silver.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald
3 years 8 months ago

Agreed! Just put one on. Although I’d love to have the middle bottom Porsche wheel from up top.

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Ryley Bastian
Ryley Bastian
3 years 8 months ago

Nardi never fails.

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman
3 years 8 months ago

my favourite is the original momo veloce.

worse ?
the quadric (square !) steering wheels favoured by british leyland on classics like the austin allegro and rover sd1.

Kyle Howe
Kyle Howe
3 years 8 months ago

I love that Porsche 356 steering wheel.

Lorenzo Bracchetti
Lorenzo Bracchetti
3 years 8 months ago

In my opinion Nardi Classico is legendary. I have one on my Alfa Spider

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