Welcome to the Moto-Lita Guide to Steering Wheels.

Please also see our guide to ordering.

Moto-Lita can now supply custom wheels, if you can't find what you are looking for on our website please email us about our custom wheel service and send us your specifications for either your car or boat and we will contact you as soon as we can with a quote.

M-Guy Australia uses a Moto-Lita steering wheel on his MG Midget

When it comes to selecting a new steering wheel for your car, you want it to look perfect. We do too, so we recommend that if you're choosing a boss, horn or cap, you make sure the finish matches the spokes of your wheel.

When you want to change your steering wheel the best guide is to measure the steering wheel on your car and choose one of our wheels that matches your own in diameter.

We measure our steering wheels from outside edge to outside edge across the middle of the wheel. Please note: Our wood steering wheels (even the thicker rim) can measure up to 1/2" (12.7mm) LESS than the stated diameter because of the many times we sand our wheels after applying all the undercoats and topcoats to the surface. Our leather wheels can measure up to 1/4" (6mm) MORE than the stated diameter because of the thicker extrusion (rubber layer) underneath the leather.

The standard rim on all of our wood steering wheels is 3" (76.2mm) around the grip (circumference of the rim).

The thicker grip wood steering wheel is 3 1/2" (88.9mm) around the grip (circumference of the rim).

The standard rim on our leather wheels is 4" (101.6mm) around the grip (circumference of the rim).

The thinner leather rim on our e-type OEM steering wheels is 3" (76.2mm) around the grip (circumference of the rim).

This can be ordered for any leather rim wheel, please state 'thin rim' on the notes on the order form.

Our flat wheels are perfectly flat. The dished wheel has a dish of just 1 1/2" (38.10mm) deep. If you have a flat wheel and decide that you need a dished wheel or you do not feel the dish is deep enough, you could always add one of our spacers which we have in 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 2". If you have a dished wheel and decide to order a flat wheel for your car, please make sure that there is enough clearance on the side stalks to accommodate a flat wheel.

When you enter the make, model and year of your car and click on the search icon, suitable steering wheels for your car will automatically be selected.

On the top of every page there are links to 'Steering wheels', 'Bosses' and 'Accessories'. 

Click each one in turn and the recommendations for your car will be shown

Our standard steering wheels have 9 equally spaced fixing holes (5.5mm) on a PCD of 101.6mm (4").

The pitch circle diameter (PCD) can be found by measuring from the middle of one fixing hole to the middle of another fixing hole on the opposite side (across the centre hole) on the pitch circle diameter of the fixing ring of screws.

Our small centre MK3 & MK4 wheels(to fit a B20 S/C boss only) have a PCD of 79.40mm.
E-type OEM wheels have a PCD of 77.8mm (12 o'clock to 6 o'clock).
AC Cobra wheels have a PCD of 62mm on the diagonal slant (1 o'clock to 7 o'clock).
Aston Martin wheels have 9 fixing holes (5.2mm) on a PCD of 68.26mm
Jaguar D-Type wheels have 9 fixing holes on a PCD of 68.58mm.
GT40 wheels have 6 fixing holes (6.1mm) on a PCD 78mm. 
Momo drillings have 6 fixing holes on a PCD of 70mm.
Nardi drillings have 6 fixing holes on a PCD of 74mm.

Moto-Lita have a new range of wood inlay steering wheels without rivets. Please enquire.

Our leather wheels are made from the finest autocalf leather and are available in black, red, racing green and dark blue.

Our suede wheels are made from real steer hide suede and are available in black.

Alcantara is now available on all of our leather rims in place of leather or suede. Please see individual listings.

Moto-Lita wooden (laminate) wheels are made from Sapele and by special order Gaboon (Okoume). These are both South African tropical hardwoods, which meet the following standards:

BS 1088:2003
EN 13986:2004, BS EN 310:1993, BS EN 314-1:1993, BS EN 314-2:1993, BS EN 717-2:1995

Our Walnut and Mahogany wheels are made from American walnut and Sapele

We only source our wood from FSC audited suppliers: FSC- STD-40-004 (Version 3.0) EN and FSC-STD-50-001 (Version 2.0) EN for FSC® Chain of Custody Certification.

Please let us have your enquiries for boat wheels.

We can make a steering wheel to fit a quick release boss, whether you have a Sparco, Optimill Startech, Lifeline Fire, Momo or Nardi etc. etc. send a photo with PCD details to info@moto-lita.co.uk and we will give you a quote.

We can repair your existing Moto-Lita steering wheel as long as the metal and wood are both in an acceptable condition and are not bent or cracked. We cannot replace the wood as that will weaken the frame. We can replace the leather on your leather Moto-Lita steering wheel. Unfortunately, we cannot repair other brands of steering wheel, it does have to be a Moto-Lita wheel.

Your standard Moto-Lita steering wheel will be supplied complete with a top ring and screw kit. No need to order them separately, unless you need an extra set.

We recommend that wheels and bosses are fitted by a qualified mechanic.

It's a question we are often asked. Leather is practical, durable and easy to clean and maintain. Regular cleaning requires little more than wiping the wheel down with a microfibre cloth and occasionally applying some leather conditioner. Properly caring for your leather steering wheel ensures that your wheel will continue to look its best well into the future as it develops its own unique appearance and character.

Leather Cleaners:

Organic, non-detergent liquid soap or a specialist leather cleaner. Clean Microfibre cloth. Leather conditioner

  1. Wipe thoroughly with a dry microfibre cloth.
  2. Leather can withstand some moisture, but should not be saturated or left wet, so after cleaning it with a microfibre cloth if necessary, use a solution of non-detergent soap and water sparingly, be sure to dry it thoroughly with a separate clean, dry cloth.
  3. Good quality leather is hardy and durable enough to survive decades of use with minimal maintenance, but to keep it looking its best, we advise intermittent treatment with a leather conditioner.

When choosing a commercial leather conditioner, be sure to check the ingredients and avoid products that contain wax or silicone as these can make the wheel feel sticky. Apply a coat of leather conditioner once or twice a year as required to keep the leather moisturised and healthy. Leather is a good choice for steering wheels, as rather than becoming worn and tired with use, it can develop its own unique patina and grows more beautiful and refined with time. Regularly cleaning and caring for your wheel will make sure it will continue looking its best for years to come.

And remember: after refueling your car, you must always make sure that your hands are free of petrol, diesel or oil as these can damage the leather, and it is important to thoroughly clean away the residue if any comes into contact with the leather before using a conditioner.

Just a quick wipe with a microfibre cloth should suffice. The wood is protected by many layers of PU undercoat and varnish. Please do avoid touching the wheel if you have petrol, diesel or oil on your hands. Any minor scuffs on either the polished aluminium spokes or the lacquered wood can be polished out using T-cut, sparingly (and always patch test an unseen area initially).

Our laminate riveted wheels are available with:

  • a standard rim (approx. 76.2mm circumference)
  • a thicker rim (approx. 88.9mm circumference) - special order
  • a standard mid-brown stained rim 
  • a dark stained rim - special order

Please note:  the colour of stain can vary on different internet browsers.

Wheels that display 'Special Order' take approximately 2-3 weeks longer to manufacture than standard wheels.

Wood rim wheels are slightly smaller in diameter than standard, this is due to the sanding of the rim during manufacture.

On leather rim steering wheels it is possible to have either polished or black anodised spokes on your steering wheel.

Please select your preferred option.

Please Note: Black anodised steering wheels may sometimes be subject to an extended delivery time to be advised on ordering.

Please note: standard leather rim wheels are slightly larger in diameter than standard, this is due to the rubber extrusion used in manufacture.

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