Steering Wheel Restoration Projects

AEC Truck

The original rim material of this vintage steering wheel had melted and was virtually non-existent due to fire. We fitted the wheel with a brand new steel rim and we reformed the spokes to retain the original characteristics and contours. The final step of this steering wheel refurbishment was hand coating with gloss black plastic. AEC Truck wheel when...
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Austin 7 1929

Refurbishing this classic steering wheel presented a minor challenge as it had fine hairline cracks. We dismantled the spokes from the rim and removed the original plastic coating, replacing with a gloss black finish. The refinish of this steering wheel is now good for another 86 years!
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Austin Healey 1950s

This vintage steering wheel was corroded and the spokes were dislodged from the rim. We made new attachment blocks, reattached the rim and reformed the steering wheel, while maintaining the original contours and finger flutes. We completed the job by applying gloss black plastic.
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Bentley 1927 Speed Six

There was fine hairline cracks throughout this classic steering wheel so we dismantled for chrome. To refurbish we reassembled with new handmade rivets and applied hand coats of original black plastic coating. Among a string of other awards, this Bentley received best in show at the RACV Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance and Classic Motor Show 2011, at...
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Bristol 410

This Bristol 410 was originally known as the ‘smugglers car’ and was imported from Canada. As part of its steering wheel restoration we refurbished the leather, which was already in good order, and replasticised in gloss black. The happy owners are John & Virginia Keighley of NSW.
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Citroen 1924

This vintage steering wheel was stripped of its original black plastic, we polished the spokes and applied by hand an original type covering.
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Fiat 1928

This classic steering wheel presented with fractured spokes, which we reattached and plasticised by hand in gloss black.
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Healey Westland 1948

This is the original Donald Healey prototype car that he personally drove across America. The car was rediscovered in Melbourne, Victoria, in the late 1990s and was restored locally. Our task was to refurbish its original vintage steering wheel while retaining the original patent stamp on the hub. The Healey Westland now resides in Florida with owner Bill Emerson and has...
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International C30 1935

This vintage steering wheel came to us with much of the centre hub missing. We carried out major repairs and hand plasticised in black.
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Jaguar 1939

This vintage steering wheel was totally rebuilt with new hand-made rivets, and finished with a hand-plasticised coating using original type material.
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