I was looking for a wood steering wheel for my Phaeton in the right color for my car but couldn't find one.
I came across a guy selling a steering wheel out of a Bentley CGT and noticed that the wheel looks the same to me as the Phaeton/Touareg wheel but it has a slightly expanded section on the rim where your thumbs go. The factory wheel in my Mk4 R32 has a similar rim style and I love it so I found it interesting that this Bentley wheel has it also and may fit my Phaeton. Problem is, the wheel that guy has was really beat up and he is asking $350 for it. (that auction is still up on Ebay)
I started searching for Bentley steering wheels and found another guy online who had taken off his Bentley steering wheel to replace it with a wood one shortly after he bought it. He told me it only has a few thousand miles on it and he also told me it was heated. So I bought it.
I received it yesterday and found out it is not heated. (my stock wheel is). The guys response to my email was "sorry, I thought it was heated". Oh well. It is cold here now, so I've decided to keep my heated wheel and keep looking for a wood wheel for the summer to match my car.
This thing is like new. I've included a pic of the part # as well as the inspection sticker. The raised lip section is subtle, but a nice touch.
My loss, your gain. First come, first serve. Paypal is Josh@PowerDubs.com
444hp/413tq - bone stock, all motor, Volkswagen.