Austin Healey Derrington Style Wood Rim Steering Wheel. The famous popular V.W, Derrington wheel was introduced in 1954 and was installed on many racing sports cars during the 1950’s thru 1970’s. Originally Donald Healey produced a 16 inch Derrington style wheel with 24 rivet and 8 mounting bolts. Wheels were eventually supplied by V.W, Derrington which was a 18 rivet wood rim wheel 9 mounting bolts. When V.W. Derrington stopped production the famous Derrington steering wheel production was continued by Motolita England.
Derrington wheels supplied were always flat never dished. Alloy construction had highly polished equal distant slotted spokes. 18 rivets around wood perimeter . These beautiful wheels were originally distributed by two importers Vilem B Haan Inc Sports Car Accessories West Coast and Wilco Products East Coast. Many may remember these catologs with loads of sports car accessories for your British sports car.
Our Derrington wheel will install on all 9 bolt Motolita , Lecarra,or Bluemel 9 bolt steering wheel hubs. We stock Motolita , Lecarra and polished Bluemel style adjustable hubs for Austin Healey and other British sports cars. Please contact us with specific hub requirements for your Healey. All hubs for Derrington 3-equal spoke wheels are supplied with a top ring and screw kit.
Specifications of Derrington Wheel
- Size: 15″ (38cm)
- Rim: Wood Rim with 18 Rivets
- Spoke Finish:Highly Polished mirror finish as original ( Not Matt finish)
- Fitting: Moto-Lita Standard (9 Bolt) hub (These hubs were used from the late 1950 thru 1967
- Design: Flat (Original Design)
- Wood with clear gloss finish
- Laminated wood rim as V.W. Derrington to produce a light weight and strong wheel
- Pattern: 3-spoke thin slot wheel with 18 rivets
- Difference as follows.
- Note spokes are off center for gauge viewing
- Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 BN2
- Austin Healey LeMans
- Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 BN6
- Austin Healey 3000 BN7 BT7
- Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 BJ8
These wheels can be fitted to any British sports car as long as you have or order a 9 bolt Motolita adapter
- MGA MGB MGC Lotus Triumph TR3 TR4 TR250 TR6 GT6 Spitfire and more
Part No SWH105 (Derringtonstyle / Similar to Healey Works Steering Wheel ( Limited availability)
Note: On many adjustable hubs Bluemel Polished Hubs were used by BMC for mounting Derrington, Les Leston and Moto-Lita steering wheels to Austin Healeys. The polished alloy Bluemel hub would be the original to factory specifications on adjustable applications
***** Additional stock available March 15 2020
Important these wheels are produced in limited batches and are not always available. We will have the remaining few wheels in late October early November. Four of these specially designed wheels will be available and orders placed now will shipped upon arrival
We also offer a large tear drop Derrington replica wheel see separate listing.