The evolution of 2CV steering wheels
When production of the 2CV A began on 11 July 1949, it was equipped with a steering wheel/steering column assembly forming a single black-painted metal part. The steering wheel had two spokes, an external diameter of 42 cm and drove the rack
and sterring axis
via a seven-tooth control pinion. The steering column
part is attached to the bottom of the dashboard by a U-shaped flat sheet metal collar via a fixed tube.
In September 1960, the black colour was replaced by the famous Gris Rosé AC 136. The 2CV vans, whose steering wheel/column assembly had adopted the Gris Clair AC 132 in August 1954, also switched to Gris Rosé at this time.
The arrival of the 2CV AZAM in 1963 marked the first appearance of a removable steering wheel on the 2CV. The colour of the steering wheel also changed over the years and between versions. In February 1970, Citroën relaunched the 2CV and replaced the 2CV AZLP, with a 425cc engine, with two new models, the 2CV 4, with a 435cc engine, and the 2CV 6, with a 602cc engine. For these new saloons, Citroën chose to use the same dashboard as the 2CV AZAM Export of 1967, with a few minor differences. The only difference was that the manufacturer opted for a blue-grey Quillery bakelite steering wheel instead of the black one used on the AZAM. This colour was later replaced by various colour changes over the years and the limited series that accompanied the 2CV until the end of its production in 1990. On our technical website
(in French), you can find out about the various steering wheel models that have evolved over the history of the 2CV.
A wide choice of 2CV steering wheels in stock in various materials, colours and sizes
To meet the different models of the 2CV history, you will find in our online shop a complete range of spare parts dedicated to the steering
of these mythical Citroën cars. And in particular a wide selection of steering wheels to adapt to the style you wish to give to your old car. With rivets, single arm, double arm or triple arm, these steering wheels for 2CV also equip the Mehari and Citroen Dyane.
For a sporty personalisation, the 602 range, specially designed to offer parts combining performance and premium quality, is enhanced by wooden steering wheels with a vintage look, available in 38 cm and 35 cm diameter for immediate purchase. For those who wish to respect historical models, our MCC range, made up of parts manufactured in accordance with Citroën standards, offers you the emblematic black 2-spoke steering wheel with a double chevron central hubcap, diameter 39 cm. Made of plastic, it is reinforced with steel for greater strength and durability. It is also available in black or brown leather for a more exclusive, high-end look. Finally, the single-spoke steering wheel in black or brown is one of the best-sellers in our range.
Whatever your choice of steering wheel model, an adaptor hub will allow it to be mounted on any other type of vehicle.
Which steering wheel model for your 2CV?
The choice of steering wheel model for your 2CV depends on its year of production, or the interior ambience, look or personality you want to give it.
For years of production:
- The metal steering wheel + steering column (ref 3005250
) fitted most 2CVs up to the mid-1960s, some 2CV sedan models up to 1970 and 2CV vans up to 1975
- The removable bakelite steering wheel appeared from 1963 and was fitted to 2CV sedan and van models until the mid-1970s
- The brown single-spoke steering wheel (ref 1005611) was fitted only to 2CV 6 models between July 1973 and June 1976
- The black single-spoke steering wheel (ref 1005608) followed to equip all 2CV 6 models from July 1976, then all 2CV6 Club and 2CV Charleston models
- The 2-spoke plastic steering wheel (ref 1005606) appeared in July 1975 on the 2CV AZU and AK 400, before becoming standard on all models not fitted with the black single-spoke steering wheel until the legendary Citroën ended production in 1990.
For those who prefer a premium vintage look, we recommend our wooden steering wheels, including the 38 cm diameter rivet steering wheel (ref 1005631) or our even more upmarket black or brown leather steering wheels, which come with a leather gear knob and handbrake handle.
Finally, the sports steering wheel (ref 1005602), with a diameter of 35 cm, is perfectly suited to all those who race their 2CV, as it ensures optimum rigidity and handling.
Additional accessories for 2CV steering wheels
This section also offers you a number of steering wheel covers which allow you to change the look of the steering wheel thanks to a wide range of plain (blue, grey, white, black) and two-tone (white/black, white/green, white/blue) colours. Supplied with a thread and a needle, they are to be sewn directly onto the steering wheel. Available in diameter 43 cm or 49 cm, they are suitable and easily adaptable to all generations of 2CV and Mehari Dyane.
Various models of round or extended gear knobs are available on this page, in several materials (bakelite, wood, leather or aluminium) and several finishes (black, grey, with chrome trim).
If you wish to fully customise your car's interior, we also offer steering wheel, knob and handbrake handle sets in black or brown leather of exceptional quality.
To change these parts in just a few minutes, we invite you to watch our technical video