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I stumbled upon your website by chance, great stuff!
I have an Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 which came with a 15” Moto Lita Steering wheel.
I would be interested in replacing it with a 16” looking like the early style segmented rim 100S steering wheel. Would this be possible, and how would we proceed?
I have always preferred larger diameter steering wheels on old cars, and it would be nice to actually be able to see the gauges!
Thanks in advance.
Hi Mike, I'd like to get a price on a wheel. Please email me so we can discuss further. Thanks, Brett
hello.... wondering if you had a light colored teak steering wheel for 1965 corvette ???
Hm...........what do you have for a MGA ? Those are very,very cool ! One of those would feel real good in my hands:)
I'd like to talk to you about restoration of a 1964 Jaguar XKE steering wheel. Would you kindly send me your contact information. Thanks.
Hi Mike- I am looking for an early TVR (Griffith) steering wheel. Do you currently have any?
Hi Mike. Looking for an original teakwood steering wheel for a '65 Corvette. Do you have one for sale?
I have a 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III Phase 2 and would like to order a wood steering wheel for the vehicle. We just finished a complete Concours level restoration of the vehicle and what to make sure that the steering wheel I order meets Concours guidelines. What would you suggest and what do I need to get the process started?
Good morning, I saw your beautiful G.Giunta replica steering wheel. Is it for sale? I am interested. Thanks,
I am looking for a boss to fit a five hole Les Leston wheel to a Mk 1 sprite. Can you help?
Mike: Sometime back I purchased a 100S wheel from you ( It's pictured in your gallery ). It has all by it self developed a few minor scratches on the metal surfaces. I was wondering what I might use to rub them out. when I received it, it was in perfect condition and I'm sure I don't know how the scratches got there I've only had it off 5 times since I installed it. Please advise. Bill Putnam, Walnut Creek California. PS: Please don't hold it ageist me because I'm from California. Thanks Bill
Mike, I need a Derrington wheel of solid color, mahogany or walnut, for my Morgan Plus 4 Coupe. How should it be attached? Originally had a large polished chrome nut in the center holding it in place.
Are you located in FL...I'm there next month and might be free to stop by to describe the need more fully than in a email.
What is the conventional cost for a 16" wheel?
Looking to have a porsche 356 Carrera wheel made. I have a good clean 356 C wheel for the doner. I have a current Carrera wheel made by mr Crawford how would yours be different than his? Build time frame and of course cost. One extra thought I was kicking around the idea of reversing the wood on the wheel red line black outer and a blond rib at 12 o'clock. Any thoughts?
my name is Stefan.
I am very interestet in your Miura Wood Seering Wheel.
What would be the price for it?
Best regards from germany,
Can you make me a steering wheel for a Maserati 3500 GT from 1960 ? I have the hub only.
Karel A. Deppe
I am the proud and happy owner of a Jaguar MK2 from 1962.
A former owner has fitted the car with a 15" MotoLita wheel. The 15" makes the original unassisted steering very heavy. Can you quote a 17" Derrington style wheel ?
Best regards from Holland
Hi Mike, My name is Mark, I live in Seattle. I have what I believe is a vintage Darrington wood steering wheel.
If I send a photo, could you help identify? It is very lightweight, small hub with nine holes.
Please let me know. Thanks, - Mark
I am looking for a steering hub for my TVR Grantura Mk2A.
Steering wheel 6 holes pattern 3.5" as the design as yours Griffith 200 steering wheel. Steering wheel spline is like Mini mk1 and Mga i.e. 3/4" 48 splines.
Is there any chance you to help me?
Hello, I'm interested in the Triumph TR4 wood wheel listed here. Please contact me at Carrera6@web.de Thank you. Best regards
Hi Mike, I am building a Austin Healey 100S and the Car is Ready for completing but i do miss a the proper
steering wheel.Is it possible to order one with the following Specification: original bezech Wood rim,Wood secured with 6 rivets,rivets for fixing to the Darrington boss,and smaller then 16" (15" possible?)
Mike, I'm interested in your 13.5 Les Leston wheel. Do you accept PayPal? If so I would like to purchase the wheel. Please let me know. Briscoe email@example.com
I need a 100M wheel. It is unclear if you sell same. If so, what is their diameter?
Can you please help me with a custom wood steering wheel?
I'm a car sculptor (and painter) and I've just been around around your website. A wonderful trip. What beautiful wheels (among other beautiful things! Take a look at my website www.robinbark-motorart.com
I need to restore a 15 inch steering wheel for a 1965 Honda S600. Its cast aluminum whith a wooden rim. The wood has delaminated and needs to be replaced. Contact me please if you could do the job.
I just wanted to tell you how great your photos are. I have an SLR and I have been adapting old vintage lenses to it and I am very impressed with the results. Glad I found your site. Going to go looking for a Jupiter lens.
are the 4 seats and 2 seats hard top the same except the locating J
Looking for an BN7 hard top
dominique from France
I cannot find a means to order from you on your steering wheel pages. I am seeking a wood wheel for a 1967 Austin Healey 3000.
Hans from ItalParts directed me to you to help with a special project that we are doing. A one of a kind PininFarina 6c2500 Alfa Romeo Cabriolet (the prototype to the SS models.
We are trying to track down someone that can recreate the original steering wheel from the photos that we have. Please contact me via email @ Thomas@guildclassiccars.com.
I have a Les Leston steering wheel. It is as new. Was part of a "thank you" plaque given to the now deceased host of a Ferrari Club of America gathering in May of 1965 or 1966 (I cannot remember which - I was a kid and thought I'd died and gone to heaven!) The wheel is wood, very light aluminum, and engine turned Would you like a picture? I'm thinking of selling it along with a '70's vintage Nardi wood wheel.
First of all would just like to say what a great site! I am a big MGA fanatic, with four at the moment. I am a real pedantic so I absolutely love the original wheel study. I have been planning for several years to put one of your wheels on my concours project. However, I have just acquired what I believe to be an original virtually as new and unrestored mahogany wheel.
I would very much appreciate your opinion. There are a couple of things that I didn't see any reference to (or I just missed) in the study. the wheel I received has MG/A stamped on the rear of the boss and the initials T.C.S are stamped into the mahogany in one of the rear indents.
I am very happy to supply some high res. images if you like. Although the wheel is in exceptional condition on close examination there is some slight crazing to the lacquer inside front surface of the wood and a crack across one of the rear wood segments. I would also very much like to discuss if and how this should be rectified.
got a tip from a guy over in the U.K and said i should check with you for a boss that will fit a wood Vilem B. Haan 15" steering wheel for a porsche 356A...Any help would be great
hello i have a woodrim/alloy threespoke steeringwheel made by chauffeur . i am looking for info about it ,(the only info i have is that it came from a sprite mk1) maybe you can help me
I am looking for a wood steering wheel (stock not needed)and adaptor installation kit for a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. What do you have?
I've been trying to get in touch with your Brother Dan to find out if he is still accepting orders for the 3.54:1 ring and pinion gear set. Doesn't answer emails. Can you tell me if he is still accepting orders. I have order one set and want to order another set for a friend of min.
Ciao Mike,I would like to know if the steering wheel for my sprite is in progress and when you think it will be finished. Thank you and best regard. Claudiocc
Robin De Pry
Mike, I have an original Carrera 2 wheel that was involved in an accident and it cracked one section of wood on each side around the vertical spokes. Can you repair it by replacing only the damaged areas and leaving it with mostly original wood? Robin
Dear Mr. Lempert, how may I purchase the bug eye sprite lemans wheel? Sincerely,
I would like to know more about the steering wheels of Ferrari era 1957. Those have a diameter of 410 mm isn't it? Do you have those in stock, the ones with the revits included? Thanks in advance for your reaction. You make a beautifull job witnessing all your pictures. Perfetto! Best regards, Rudy Geijsels.
I'm from the Philippines. I was wondering how much it would cost to refurbish my 911 wood steering wheel. Do you need pictures of it? thanks
Hi Mike, I have Derrington Steering wheel and my question is similar to previous post from Snitzel Bros. How do I confirm it is genuine with so many good reproduction versions on the market. I took it off my 59 Porsche 356A (originally owned by famous record producer Mickie Most of RAK records in London). I believe it is original and it certainly looks it as I have no reason to doubt it but I'd like to be as certain as I can be. I intend to part company with it but I firstly need to know if it is genuine and if so expectations on value. Any information greatly appreciated. Many Thanks, John
Is there anyway to tell if a wheel is truly a Derrington wheel? Any markings or part numbers? I have a wheel that looks like them but seems to be an odd fit perhaps. Please email me if you have a chance. Thanks
Hi Mike... A number of AH members in the New England chapter of AHCA are interested in purchasing 3:54 ring and pinion sets. Do you still offer these for sale and if not how many sets do you need guranteed for an order? I realize you may have had problems in getting final payment in the past but we would be interested in paying up front into an escoll account or some other means to provide assurance to both you and the buyers. Thank you in advance for your response. Don Paye
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
I am very interested in getting a price for a 100S Beach wood 6 rivet wheel with your collet type boss. Can you supply them with "patina" ? could you please quote including PP to France.
Hey Mike, Did you sell your MG Midget? I came across anold posting and wondered if it is still available. Please let me know. Thanks Miguel
Am in need of the centerpiece for a Les Leston wheel model LL-4 as pictured in your inventory as pict. 8353. Wheel is currently mounted in a 1957 MGA 1500 Coupe and is in excellent condition but lacking the center/"horn push" motif.
I'm interested in Porsche Carrera 2 Teak Steering Wheel in your site.
May I order you to make it for my 356SC coupe.
If possible, let me know about cost.
I will send original ebonite steering wheel.
Hi, I need a steering wheel for my 1962 Austin Healy Mark II. Do you have any in stock?
Please email me or give me a call...9492945384
I have 1964 Porsche 356 with the original wheel. I think it's about 16.25 in. or so. Do you had wood for it and at what price. Can I do the installaton myself or is it sent in to you? I probably should read the whole site before I wrote this to you. Any choice in color of wood? What's the cost?
Hello, I'm looking for a 'Derrington Style Spoke' 14,5" for my Bugeye. Please send me an offer.
Kind regards, Bernd
I am looking for a hardtop to fit a 1962 Austin Healey 2-seater BN7.
Do you have one for sale or can you advise where to find?
I am looking for a steering wheel for my 1962 austin mini & congratulation for your site.A really good guide for South Carolina(!)
i woulde like for my lotus seven 1967
a steering wheel formula junior red
Can you help me
I am interested in purchasing differental gear set for my BJ7 (3.54:1). Are you still providing the gear set? If so how much and what is the lead time for delivery? If you are no longer supplying the gear set can you provide me with your supplier? I live in Spartanburg, SC and often travel to the Charleston, SC area...
Check out my collection, Rolls Royce, Triumphs and Fiats. Just added a midget, doing a chrome bumper conversion. www.tinyurl.com/kg4ojz
Heck of a collection you've accumulated! I bought my wife a '68 MGB from an estate sale, and it has a nice teak wheel, one with chrome spokes & chrome center cap, but nothing truly standout. I was thinking about either a stock "banjo" wheel or a Les Leston. (I've been learning as much as I can in these 3 short weeks.) Do you have any of either style? I'm thinking the LL would be better because of its diameter. Any help or assistance would be appreciated from this Chicago boy!
Mike, please get in touch with me.
Do you have the 3.54:1 ring and pinion for the Big Healey available?
Help Mr Wizard I have 66 Tiger wheel that need some help after seeing your photos your the man! I am ready to ship the wheel to restore can you help me out? Thanks for your time.
I hope this is the proper place to inquire about the Morgan +4 special Bluemels And also might aswell kick around the TOK258 replica. I'm interested to know your prices. Thank you, Art Langell
Do you have the 3.54:1 ring and pinion for the Big Healey available?
Drop me an email to this address, please, Mike!
would like information on having you restore a wooden 911 steering wheel (like pictured in your gallery). i have the wheel, but i'm missing the horn button and wings.
Would like to buy a 3.55 ring pinion set
I HAVE A 1966 SUNBEAM TIGER STEERING WHEEL THAT NEEDS RESTORATION.
DO YOU DOES THESE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?
I have a Nardi Steering wheel and the wood is rotted. Do you re-wood steering wheels?about how much?
Thank You, Jeff
hi mike--my name is stuart field and i live in bethlehem pensylvannia--i have a 62 austin healey bt7 i am having restored--would be interested in veiwing color photo restoration photos of your bt7 and getting together with you to veiw your car
your collection is awsome
i hope you can help me on a steering wheel
i have a Chrysler Windsor 1954 Deluxe and
the steering wheel it has is in bad condition
where can a restore it or have a replica made.
best regards, orozco jr
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike - I see you have a nice looking wheel for a Triumph TR4 on your site. I'm restoring a '68 TR250 and am looking for a distinctive wheel. Would that one fit - and is it available for sale? Do you have anything else in your inventory I should know about?
Mie - Fantastic MGA wheels and bosses - where and how can they be bought please?
great collections! I have a question: how can I bolt an old wooden Jag or MGB steering wheel onto a 85 VW Golf? will an adapter from MOMO or Nardi work?
my email is: email@example.com
thank you for your time
I have seen your site and your wheels look great. I have just been given a wheel by one of my customers, He said it is from a D type jaguar he has had it for over 40 years, have you any idea of a value? it is the same as the one on your site and also has it`s boss.
Your engraving job on the Ferrari Steering wheel can be done on a CNC Machining Center
There are a lot of machines out there I have done that kind of work on my Haas machining
centers it goes real fast to do that job by hand would take forever. I saw your post on
Engravers Cafe. You can also make a new steering wheel from aluminum on the Haas.
You wil have to remove all of the old engraving from the wheel because you could never
relocate all of those wavy lines to engrave over them.
I have a 15" les leston steering wheel, wooden with dimples on the back what car would it have come out of and do you have any ideas on selling it. thanks
I have an AH 100-6 and am curious about the choice of wood steering wheel replacements. Is it all personal preference or is there a generally more revered hierarchy. For example, is a Les Leston more or less valuable than a motolita? Vintage vs. reproduction, drilled vs. slotted? Would you even put a Les Leston on a Healey or is it more commonly seen on other models? I would appreciate your tutelage. NL
It's me, Ron, Again. Send me an email to reconnect and catch up. It's Rhudgens@optonline.net
I know this is an old posting, but I am looking for an MG center piece and horn button for a Les Leston. Does anyone know how to contact Mike Nordquist? Bill Sargent firstname.lastname@example.org
HI Mike, You made a beautiful steering wheel for my Austin Healey BJ8 maybe one to two years ago. I have a Les Leston wheel with everyhing except the plastic center piece (horn button?) Actually, it came with an MG center piece which is 3'' in diameter and may have functioned one time as a horn button, but I would like one with the Austin Healey logo. Can you help me? Mick Nordquist
Tears to my eyes...almost.
I have a Les Leston (by Walsall Wheels Ltd England) like your restoration project "LL1". Mine is in a very good condition and needs only a "light" restoration. Unfortunately I sold the Mini, so I would like to sell it to somebody who can appreciate it. I am also interested in the 100/M wheel on your website. If you are interested please send me an email to email@example.com. Thanx
Hi, Please contact me, I will send some pictures from Aston Martin wooden steering wheel, thanx and greeting
Wolfgang from Germany
Hello, I hope you get this in time. There is a Derington wheel on e bay. I would like to buy this item and ship it to you for polish and modify for my Austin Healey 3000w/ adj steering. Reagrds, Doug
Mr. Lempert is the Mustang Fastback still for sale....If it is please email me at Nyczag@yahoo.com and we can talk....
I love your steering wheels.
I own a Porsche 356 Speedster, an early all aluminium Healey 100, plus other Austin Healey 3000 and MGA and also a XK120 OTS
Any chance you can make some wheels for me?
Great photos! I will be back for more.
I'm also interested in the Sprite LeMans wheel when you get to the point of making them. When you have the specs (diameter, price, etc), could you email me? Thanks.
I'm a mustang guy who works with Jerry Francis. What are you wanting for the 67 fastback?
I want a price from you to make me a 16" flat, 3-spoke wheel on a Nardi pattern. The bottom spoke straight down, the other two horizontal, no slots in the spokes. Brazilian Cherry, Honey Golden Mahogany, or Rosewood. Does the price change between polished alloy and black anodized? How much additional for an inlay around the outside perimeter?
Aimed for my 1970 XJ6:
Restored Nardi wheel (from you before you started making wheels) in a 1982 BMW 525 euro
Jatoba Nardi wheel in a 1988 325iX (on your site)
Hi Mike, when you get around to makeing Sprite LeMans steering wheels please send me an email. Think that is just the ticket, I have been looking all over for one like is in the Horler book.
I also have a 69 Series II FHC (Since 1976). About to start full restoration. Your pictures are truly an inspiration and will serve as my guide.
Congratulations and thanks for posting.
El Paso, Texas
Hi, Mike, I have a steering wheel 43cm Diameter, this steering wheel is backside on the middlspoke stamped with "Walsall manufactured wheels", is this an old Les Leston steering
wheel, the wheel is in good condition, thanks for answer, and a happy new year.
regards Wolfgang from Germany
I hope you understand my english, you can see the wheel by Ebay-my Ebayname is nardifan,
the Ebayitemnumber is: 8025416195
It's me again. Hope all is happy and healthy with you and your family during this holiday season. Enjoy and Be Well!
i came across your site while i'm browsing for a porsche 356 intermeccanica replica.
great site, great pictures, great cars, & great family.
i also have an e-type and a mg midget.
what a great job you've done with those steering wheel.
best regards from indonesia & keep up the good work
Although we have never met, Gert gave me the information to contact you. I have been an advent (OK crazy) British car nut for many years on the side. Have been involved in restorations for over 16 years.
When Gert first emailed me you website, I got right down to business and looked at two steering wheels I need to have you quote and give me a lead time on. Then I started looking through your site. How very nice. A beautiful place and same for applies to your family. How refreshing it is to see a man that knows his priorities. All the other rest is just a bonus that comes from putting family first.
I wished I had known you earlier when you took your trip to Washington State. I live just south of Seattle near the Narrows Bridge in University Place Washington. That certainly was the trip of the lifetime with your son. The best grad gift possible.
I hope to get the chance to meet you and your family someday. Please look me and our family up if your up this way again.
Hope all is well with you and your family. Spoke with Lou Monaco today and he told me about your business and web site. Stay Well
Just happened upon your site...you have a beautiful family
I googled surfing in SC and your gallery came up...I noticed in one picture that says IOP beach..there is a perfect wave in the background...where is IOP?
My family is looking for a getaway place from Los Angeles
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Great site and pictures. What a find the NOS steering wheels are - beautiful wheels.
100-Six Erika the Red
Did you sell the 1970 red XKE coupe you listed on eBay?
whoa! The house looks great! I hope that you and your family only create more wonderful memories and pictures in times to come.
PS Do I get my own parking spot in the garage? (what? I got a british car!)
Rosanne & Greg
Heather and Mike,
House is gorgeous! Can't wait to see you!
LOVED the pictures! What a gorgeous house! I had to laugh at the "coffee break"
picture (one of the 1st 10 or so pictures) because it looks like a picture of a
road crew in New Jersey WORKING!!!!!
Dwight and Bobbie
hi.....we emailed you a while back about the Googe house we are planning to build in Rivertowne CC. Unfortunately, we haven't sold our house in Atlanta yet ( a real slow market). We spend lots of time in Charleston looking at our lot and doing a lot of wishing. We have had the preliminary discussions with Hilton and are so ready to start this project. Hilton gave us a list of preferred builders and Flanders is one of them. Our question is.....now that you have completed your project, how satisfied are you with him. By the way, we drove by your house last month....very nice. We were surprised that it was not completed. We have been told that our house would be finished in about 7 months....is that unrealistic? We want to bid out to several builders and are considering Flanders...please share your thoughts. Thanks. Bobbie and Dwight
Love the pictures!!!! They are so cute. Sarah is beautiful. Thanks much for everything. You and Heather are the best!!! Thanks again Donna.
Jennifer and Paul
Hey Mike and Heather,
I love all the pictures. Y'all did a great job documenting the house. I can't wait to see more! See you soon. Jennifer
The pictures are great!! I love the ones that were creative those looked really good. Sorry i didn't sign the book last time, I totally forgot. Thanks for telling me the sight,i'll be sure to come on often to check out the new pics so keep them rolling in. I hope to see you ALL soon!
(Noodle, He He He )
Great group of Pics... all the best to you in your new home down south.
Wish I still worked for you in Bell Labs (Murray Hill) but TIMES MUST CHANGE!!
Later. All the best and Merry Xmas
Great pictures Uncle Mike. I'll be checking your photo album to see how the house is coming along!
Distinquished - not old. Great pictures! Do you think we could get some music to go with them. I'll take any of the Austin Healy "B" cars, although I'm partial to blue and green.