Cadillac Sombrero Hubcaps
1948-1952 Cadillac hubcaps were nicknamed "Sombreros" because they had a definite hat that resembled a Sombrero. This style of cap became so popular in the early 1950s that inexpensive accessory knock-offs with modified Cadillac crests were produced and marketed under names like Calnevar Deluxe Full Wheel Covers and Hollywood Wheel Discs. Later years, the Sombrero label has incorrectly been attached to later Cadillac hubcaps in magazine articles.
Limo & Hearse 16" Sombrero hub caps
While standard 1948-1952 Cadillac hubcaps were only made for 15" wheels, limousines and hearses were delivered with 16" hubcaps.
Where to buy Cadillac Sombreros today?
eBay is the best place for locating 1948-1952 Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps today. A hubcap in a rough condition starts at roughly 100 USD, a nice set can easily sell for more than 1000 USD. Click here to browse Cadillac Sombrero Hubcaps for sale on eBay.
Where to buy reproduction Cadillac Sombreros
All Cadillacs of the 40's and 50's in Las Vegas makes reproduction 1948-52 Cadillac Sombrero Hubcaps. Designed to meet original specifications, All Cadillacs of the 40's and 50's are known for making the best reproductions. They are sold as a set of four. Early in 2021 a set was priced at $1,200.00 USD. Click here to check price and availability.
McVey's Cadillac/LaSalle is another company offering reproduction Cadillac Sombrero Hubcaps in 2021. Their reproductions are chromed stainless steel, and they are made like the originals specifically to fit 1948-1952 Cadillac 15" wheels. In March of 2020 the price of one Sombrero without medallions was $ 238.00. Click here for more information on McVeys.com.
Do you need help converting Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps to fit other wheels?
Robert A. Radcliffe III at King Kustoms can modify original or reproduction '47-'52 Cadillac Sombreros and '53s for you. They can be sent to King Kustoms before or after being chromed or polished- it doesn't matter. Robert does prefer to do them before, if possible. All Cadillacs of the 40's and 50's in Las Vegas makes the best reproductions. McVey's quality has really been poor, so he tries to avoid doing those. Once Robert receives the customer's hubcaps, turnaround is one week or less. He accepts personal checks or PayPayl, once returned shipping is included. King Kustoms charge $180 per pair of two or $340 per set of four, including the new trim rings. Robert can also do the larger 16" commercial (hearse, flower car) '47-'52 Cadillac Sombreros, earlier- '39-'41 Cadillac hubcaps, mated to a trim ring, to create a full hubcap for a 16" Ford/Merc rim. Get in touch with Robert at email@example.com or visit the King Kustoms Facebook Page for more information.
Custom Cars featuring Cadillac Sombrero Hubcaps
Ed Park's 1936 Ford Convertible
Leroy Semas' 1937 Chevrolet Coupe
Bill Collins' 1939 Ford Convertible
John Bozio's 1939 Buick Century Convertible
Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet Convertible
House Of Chrome 1940 Ford
Joe Hernandez' 1940 Mercury
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Nick Matranga's 1940 Mercury
Herb Ogden's 1941 Buick
Blaine Rockhold's 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Dean Fellows' 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Scott Coppock's 1941 Chevrolet Coupe
Don Holland's 1941 Ford Convertible
Johnny Zaro's 1941 Ford Convertible
Frank Layman's 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible
Ben Mario's 1947 Buick
Bill DeCarr's 1941 Mercury
George Contaoi's 1941 Mercury Coupe
Hal Peterson's 1941 Mercury Convertible
Jack Brumbach's 1942 Ford
Ken Norrena's 1946 Ford
Cliff Rockohn's 1947 Mercury
Glen Patrick's 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster
Bill Taylor's 1949 Chevrolet
Carl Abajian's 1949 Chevrolet
Dan Landon's 1949 Chevrolet
George Cerny's 1949 Chevrolet
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet
Richard Riuz' 1949 Chevrolet
Vern Gillingsprud's 1949 Chevrolet
Jerry Quesnel's 1949 Mercury
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Greg Evans' 1950 Ford
Bob Muccilli's 1950 Hudson Pacemaker
Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury Convertible
Wally Welch's 1950 Mercury
Gil Ayala's 1951 GMC
Pete Chiello's 1951 Ford
Tony Volpe's 1951 Ford Convertible
Bill Uniack's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
Loma O. Johnson's 1952 Kaiser - The Johnson Special
Paul Cepeda's 1959 Chevrolet El Camino
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