HUBCAP # c14buic1964_5 This photo shows a 14 inch Buick hubcap for 1963/8 cars.
This 1963/8 Buick hubcap is for several models in the 1960’s. It is a 14 inch Buick hubcap and also our hubcap # c14buic1964_5. The photos, in the gallery, show the details of the nice stainless steel design.
Design details include a narrow smooth chrome ring about the outer perimeter. And, inside this smooth ring, there are 46 slots / radial lines leading to a center hub that holds a plastic attachment. This attachment has a Buick “3-shield” emblem on a white background.
For this 1963/8 Buick hubcap, weight is about 2 pounds. The wheel attachment method is a nice integral stainless steel multi-clip design.
Our supply quantity, of this 14 inch Buick hubcap for 1963/8 time frame, is low. However, the quality of this supply is great.
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. The above product, 1963/8 Buick hubcap, is an example of a mainly metal design, with a small amount of plastic in the center insert.
2 Hubcap Identification Systems . This article covers the classic Hollander Numbering system. Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars … visit them at https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ . And, this article also covers the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system.
3 Hubcap Features . This article covers several full size designs, wire wheel designs, various attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.