HUBCAP # c15buic1980_4 This is a 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1980/7 cars.
This 1980/7 Buick hubcap is for Park Avenue and Electra models. It is a 15 inch Buick hubcap, and it is also our hubcap # c15buic1980_4. It is a nice stainless steel design.
Design features include a narrow deep valley ring around the very outer perimeter. In this valley are many black rib attachments. Then a large chrome surface, with distinctly no rings [see alternate below], extends to a plastic insert in the center. The insert has a black background and a Buick medallion emblem.
For this 1980/7 Buick hubcap, the weight is 2.7 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a carbon steel ring clip design.
The gallery images provide you with a view of the design, and details of the appearance and dimensions. [These images are poor quality – will update in future.]
Our supply quantity, of this 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1980/7 time frame, is very low. However, the quality of this supply is great.
[An alternate has rings on the chrome surface and is hubcap # c15buic1980_3 . Also low in quantity.]
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 1980/7 Buick hubcap, is an example of a metal design.
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 hubcap designs and wire wheel designs. Also covered are various detail attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.