A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 1: the 1950s

1953 General Motors wire wheel cover

wire wheel covers

Many wire wheel cover designs in the 1950s such as this Oldsmobile (shown in the previous two pictures) came in three parts. A small center cap snapped onto an outer trim ring (basket), with a steel mount piece (bucket) underneath to anchor parts together.

Credit: The Century Mark

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