The Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament is Also a Brilliant Anti-Theft Device

Back in the 1970s and prior, stealing hubcaps was a petty criminal pastime. This was way before custom wheels and rims became so popular. At that time, hubcaps were made of metal and added value to the car. Also, they were fairly easy to steal and sell. That trend faded out as automobile manufacturers started replacing metal hubcaps with plastic ones and the market for used hubcaps deflated. Today, hubcaps are rarely stolen, unless they're stolen from a classic car outfitted with particularly nice ones. (more…)

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