Sunday, February 5, 2012

Restoring the S1 Lotus Esprit Steering Wheel

As my S1 Esprit originally had a brown marcasite interior, the steering wheel itself was wrapped in a brown material. I had the steering wheel re-covered in black leather to match originality (at least from the perspective of the S1 Esprits with green/tartan/orange). I am still hunting for the foam “Lotus” center button, but hopefully I’ll have some luck finding a replacement or I’ll simply fabricate it from the old one.


  1. Hi Renn,

    Are there any updates on the restoration? I think you are doing a great job with both your restoration and the blog. Looking forward to your next post!

  2. I have the original if you need to make a mold. I'm in the bay area and it sounds like you may be also. And I have a black 1977 S1! I'm sticking with that brown material though!