[A while ago I detailed the type of wheel used in the original 1966 Batboat ---> http://batboat.blogspot.com/2010/04/steering-wheel-identified.html.]
I just got a reply to my email to Mooneyes.com regarding blue metal flake steering wheels.
They will be available again around October 2010 but only in blue, green, red and silver, have 4 holes in the spokes instead of three and use same adapter as Grant steering wheels.
Close but no cigar but currently this is about as near as I'll get to having the type used for the original Batboat in 1966. eBay prices for a scant original is in the hundreds of dollars.
As far as I can determine, Mooneyes is the only one in the world currently offering 13 1/2 and 15 inch metal flake steering wheels.
They should be around $70 -$75 plus shipping and be a new and improved design over the ones they used to offer last year. I'll have a blog entry when or if I get one of them.
Karel Thole (1914 - 2000)
2 weeks ago