HUBCAP # c13buic1979_9 This photo shows a 13 inch Buick hubcap for 1978/80 cars.
This 1978/80 Buick hubcap is for Buick Skyhawk models. It is a 13 inch Buick hubcap and also our hubcap # c13buic1979_9. The above gallery images show the details of this nice design.
A key specific detail includes the dark grey color of the plastic design, with a stainless steel rim. More design details include the 12 ribs and 12 slots around the outer perimeter. And, in the center area are four clearance holes for wheel lugs. Also, in the very center, there is a hub with a chrome cap, and a “Sky Hawk” bird emblem.
For this 1978/80 Buick hubcap, the weight is about 2 pounds each. The wheel attachment method are several carbon steel clips, secured into the plastic structure.
Our supply quantity, of this 13 inch Buick hubcap for 1978/80 time frame, is a bit low. And, the quality, of our limited inventory, is the very best.
[A late 1970’s Buick hubcap alternative design, hubcap # c13buic1979_8 , has a silver plastic color, but very low quantity.
And, another late 1970’s alternative Buick hubcap design is hubcap # c13buic1975_5 . Color is a silver plastic and quantity is good.]
If you find any of the above discussion a bit confusing, a great general article is under Hubcap Data. And more specific discussions, under this article include:
1 History and definition article of the word “Hubcap” ….. which covers an interesting discussion of how hubcaps started out as an all metal construction, that later transitioned to a partial metal and plastic, and then an all plastic construction. The above product, 1978/80 Buick hubcap, is an example of a lot of plastic with only a metal rim.
2 Hubcap Identification Systems …. which covers the classic Hollander Numbering system. Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars … visit them at https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ . And the article also covers the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system.
3 Hubcap Features …. which covers several full size designs, wire wheel designs, various attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.