[Healeys] Cool aftermarket stuff accepted in concours

editorgary at aol.com editorgary at aol.com
Wed May 1 23:04:23 MDT 2013

 Another period aftermarket item that is accepted without deduction is a
wood-rimmed steering wheel, provided it is a correct diameter (15 or 16 inch)
and has spokes at 120 degree angles from one another, mounted with one spoke
pointing down. I almost regret that we put in this exception, since it has
meant that many otherwise fine original cars have dumped the lovely, graceful
original wheel just because it wasn't as comfortable to drive with, wasn't
particularly ergonomic, and is blessedly hard to restore in any lasting
But the original blueprints are VERY specific regarding the correct color of
piping with each color of interior for each color of car, and there's no
reason in the world to get it wrong.


Gary Anderson
Editor-at-large, Austin-Healey Magazine
Registrar, Austin-Healey Concours Registry
Co-founder, AHCR

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