Which Hubcaps Were The Best Hubcaps?

Hubcaps used to be better. They used to be chromed metal disks, not flimsy zip-tied pieces of plastic. Now, nearly all cars come with some kind of alloy option and there aren’t as many out there.

Every once in a while you’ll see a cop car with a small shiny round thing at the middle of each steelie, but hubcaps as we knew them are an endangered species.

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But there were some great ones. The “red hexat the middle of the Packard hubcap above is instantly recognizable by many older car people, and I’m sure other designs have a similar impact on others. What what about you? What’s your favorite hubcap? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to include pictures!

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