HUBCAP # c15buic1957_1 This is a 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1950/60 cars.
This 1950/60 Buick hubcap is reportedly first used on BUICK model cars in about 1957. It is a 15 inch Buick and is also our is hubcap # c15buic1957_1 . It is a nice stainless steel design.
Design features include many radial indents on only the outer rim of the valley about the perimeter. A smooth surface contour forms a large diameter raised dome or hub geometry. And, then, the center hub top is slightly concave and all chrome. In the center is a red plastic attachment with the word “BUICK” printed in a straight line.
For this 1950/60 Buick hubcap, the weight is 2.1 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a nice integral stainless steel multi-clip design.
The photo gallery provides you with a view of the quality of the design, and details of the appearance and dimensions.
Our supply quantity, of this 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1950/60 time frame, is very low. However, the quality of this supply is the very best.
[ALTERNATIVE A very similar 1950/60 Buick hubcap is hubcap # c15buic1957_2 . And inventory is better for this 15 inch Buick hubcap alternative.]
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, the 1950/60 Buick hubcap, is an example of a mainly metal design, with a small plastic center.
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 https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ .
3 Hubcap Features . This article covers several full size designs, wire wheel designs, various attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.