HUBCAP # w14buic1986_3

$ 45.00 EACH

Featuring a 1986/8 Riviera wire hubcap.  A 14 inch Buick wire wheel hubcap design with a rounded octagon hub; and a removable black emblem with Riviera symbol.  The crossing wire pattern has a slope to it.  Hollander interchange number is 1111E.   Hubcap # w14buic1986_3.

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Front profile view of hubcap # w14buic1986_3HUBCAP # w14buic1986_3     This photo shows a 14 inch Buick wire hubcap for 1986/8 cars.

This 1986/8 Riviera wire hubcap is for Buick Riviera models.  It is a 14 inch Buick wire hubcap, and it is also our hubcap # w14buic1986_3.  The above gallery of images show the details of this stainless steel, wire wheel hubcap design.

Design details include crossing wires on the outside and shorter crossing wires that are recessed, all placed around the perimeter.  The center hub top has a slightly sloped insert holder with an octagon OD and a circular ID.  The emblem center is a removable black insert with a chrome  “Riviera”  emblem.

For this 1986/8 Riviera wire hubcap, the weight is about 4 pounds each.  The wheel attachment method is with 5 “s” clip design.  There is no back plate.

Our supply quantity, of this 14 inch Buick wire hubcap for 1986/8 time frame, is very low.     However, the quality of this supply is great.   A nice 1986/8 Riviera wire hubcap.

{  A detail comparison of 5 similar designs (and inventory comments) follows (also see images) to assure a design understanding ,

First, hubcap # w14buic1986_1 ……..a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) rounded rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity low /  quality great.

Second, hubcap # w14buic1986_2 ……..a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) flat octagon hub d) creased rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity OK / quality good.

Third, this design, hubcap # w14buic1986_3 ……. .a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) rounded rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity low /  quality great.

Fourth, hubcap # w14buic1990_1 ……..a) plastic back center b) 3 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) round rim e) gasket on inner rim  f) quantity IS NOW ZERO, SORRY.

Fifth, hubcap # w14buic1990_2 ……..a) plastic back center b) 3 clips c) flat octagon hub d) creased rim e) gasket on inner rim  f) quantity high / quality great .}

[We do not have any locking hardware (for any of these designs), sometimes used with a removable insert, to help minimize hubcap theft.]

LOCKING  DISCUSSION ,  if interested

So this original design had a lock ability to minimize theft.   But a lock hardware supply was not necessarily on the hubcaps.  So, this wire wheel hubcap supply, for you, does not include locking hardware in the scope.  Nor do we have such locking hardware for this design….see NOTE below for more discussion on use of such hardware.

NOTE     Many owners find the locking hardware inconvenient.  First one typically installs a three prong carbon steel hardware (bracket) to the wheel under the wheel lug nuts.  Second, the hubcap is installed as normally done [but don’t install the center insert yet].  Third, insert the locking bolt thru the insert area and screw into the locking bracket  [which has a fixed nut in its design].   Last, attach the insert to complete the task.  Do the reverse to remove the hubcap.   However,  remember, this locking bolt (typically) requires a special wrench [not supplied] to tighten and loosen it.  [Theft becomes more unlikely.]  The challenge hence being access to such a special wrench and also keeping track of loose inserts and locking bolts during such efforts of simply changing a flat tire.


If you find any of the above discussion a bit confusing, a great general article is under Hubcap Data.  And, more specific discussions, in this article, include the following topics.

1   History and definition article on the word “Hubcap” .  The article covers an interesting discussion of how hubcaps started out as an all metal construction. That later transitioned to a partial metal and plastic designs.  And, then, an all plastic construction appeared.

2   Hubcap Identification Systems .  This article covers the classic Hollander Numbering system.  And the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system is also covered.  Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars  …  visit them at   .

3   Hubcap Features .  This article covers several full size hubcap designs and wire wheel designs.  Also covered are various detail attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.  The above product, the 1986/8 Riviera wire hubcap, is an example of a wire wheel design.

Additional information

Weight3.9 lbs
Dimensions16 × 16 × 8 in


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