Petri Steering Wheel (late 1940's -)
German Gustav Petri has manufactured steering wheels for several, such as VW, DKW and Borgward cars since 1940's (might have been started earlier also). Even your standard steering wheel might be Petri, but that don't make it rare and expensive. The most famous accessory steering wheel for 50's Volkswagen is three-spoke Petri Pealit "Banjo" steering wheel with four bars in every spoke. There was also other models, such as two-spoke, that become more common in late 50's.
Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 5/52. Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 5/52.
Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 9/52. Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 9/52.
Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 8/58. Petri ad, Das Auto, Motor und Sport 8/58.
50's Petri brochure. 50's Petri brochure.
2-spoke Petri steering wheel. 2-spoke Petri steering wheel.



Petri Signal Ring (late 1940's -)
Petri manufactured also signal rings for their accessory steering wheels, and for standard steering wheels. There was even black signal ring for Transporter...
Petri signal ring ad, 5/62. Petri signal ring ad, 5/62.
Oval steering wheel with Petri signal ring. Oval steering wheel with Petri signal ring.



Petri Sport Steering Wheel (early 1960's -)
Since early 60's Petri produced this cool sport steering wheel
Petri Sport steering wheel ad, 9/64. Petri Sport steering wheel ad, 9/64.



Petri horn button (late 1940's -)
Since late 40's Petri produced several different horn buttons for their accessory steering wheels, and standard steering wheels. Subjects of buttons were St. Christopher, Greek lady, Sun and Moon, and many others. There was also opinion to get your wifes or dogs photo added to hornbutton.
Petri horn button ad, 5/53. Petri horn button ad, 5/53.
Petri horn button, the Greek Lady. Petri horn button, the Greek Lady.





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