Property of Alan Herring
wood-rim, 400mm., diameter, three slotted aluminium spokes and 8 bolt-hole centre mounting, scratches and markings to wood, minor rusting to aluminium at edges
"George gave me this wood-rim steering wheel [probably from his Jaguar Mark 1] sometime between 1967 and 1968 when he was moving things around at his home Kinfauns... When I picked it up, George told me to watch my hands – there’s a nick in the laminate on the wood rim which catches you when the wheel runs through your hand, which must be the reason for him taking this wheel off in the first place. I believe this wheel to be a Derrington eight-hole steering wheel. This steering wheel brings back lovely memories of my time working with George. He, like me was a complete petrol head and we very much enjoyed our shared passion for cars. I had a couple of Jags myself that George enjoyed being driven in, also a Ford Anglia Estate, that he’d sometimes like me to drive him into town in, if he wanted to get about incognito." (Alan Herring)
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