I have just bought a VERY rare, German spec Sportline steering wheel, as found on the special edition run out Mk1 Golf cabriolet models. It’s leather clad, with red stitching and red insert on the lower spoke. A much sportier looking wheel, in my opinion, than the regular 4 spoke type fitted to the UK spec cars.
A lot of UK Sportline owners are now going for this version in preference to the four spoke design as this is the one that features in the Sportline brochure.
The leather is in excellent condition, with no cracking, splits or nasty nicks in it.
The red stitching is excellent too, with no loose threads or fraying.
Overall it’s a very nice, rare wheel for any late Mk1 Cabrio and it has the larger spline it is perfectly compatible with Mk2 Golfs, Jettas, Corrados etc.
A big big thanks to mike (dubpartz) for sorting the lot for me. I was going to have my wheel re-trimmed but decided to go for this one… It’s now in the for sale section!
Cheers fella… Hugh