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A stock 1937 Cadillac V16 Series 90 Fleetwood 2 Passenger Coupe. This might be the father of the one bar flipper hubcap.Copyright Richard Owen. From Supercars.net. [1]
Four single flipper hubcaps by the brand National. Model #3740
The 3740's have two ripples down at the edge.
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Two single flipper hubcaps by the brand National. These are model #3770.
The 3770's have one ripple around the edge.
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Allan Winward's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Salt Lake City, Utah. Restyled by Allan, the build, known as "Miss Scarlet," was started in 2010 and completed in January of 2016, featuring Hollywood Flipper hubcaps.
Ray Giovannoni's 1936 Ford Roadster of Washington, D.C. Ray's roadster was restyled by Bud Unger, and the build was completed around 1947/1948. The car ran Flipper hubcaps.
Tommy Jamieson's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe was restyled by Howard Fall in 1940.
George Bistagne's 1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Sedan
Harold Johnson's 1938 Ford Tudor of Inglewood, California. The tudor was Harold's first car, and the build was started in 1948. By 1949 the car ran Flipper hubcaps.
Kenny Controtto's 1939 Ford Convertible of South Gate, California was restyled in the 1940s.
Jim Kierstead's 1939 Mercury Coupe of Inglewood, California. Jim's Mercury was restyled by Barris Kustoms, and it is rumored to be the first 1939 - 1940 Mercury coupe that the Barris Brothers chopped. The build was started in 1945 and completed in 1947. It ran single Flipper hubcaps.
Al Andril's 1940 Mercury Coupe of Maywood, California. Al's Merc was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1948 at their Compton Avenue shop. Al's Merc ran single flipper hubcaps.
Dick Owens' 1940 Mercury convertible of Redondo Beach, California. Dick's Mercury was restyled by Barris Kustoms, and the work was done sometime between 1945 and 1947, and it featured Single Bar Flipper hubcaps.
Johnny Zaro's 1940 Mercury Coupe of Maywood, California. Johnny's Merc was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1948 at their Compton Avenue shop. It ran Single Flipper hubcaps.
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury coupe of Martinez, California. Restyled by Kevan, the build was started in 2002 and completed in 2014, featuring Single Flipper Hubcaps.
Bud Unger's 1946 Ford Convertible, of Rockville, Maryland was restyled by Bud Unger between 1950 - 1951. Once completed, Bud fit it with Flipper Hubcaps.
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline as it looked when he bought it in 1952.


1937 Cadillac V16's came with single bar flipper hubcaps, and it is believed that the accessory flipper hubcap that was very popular in the 1940s originates from this Cadillac.[2]


Cars Featuring Single Flipper Hubcaps

G. C. Woodard, Jr's 1932 Ford Roadster
Bob Kuykendall's 1933 Ford Cabriolet
Wes Collins' 1934 Ford
Allan Winward's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe - "Miss Scarlet"
George Patris' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Leland Davis' 1936 Ford
Ray Giovannoni's 1936 Ford Roadster
Tommy Jamieson's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Dick Fowler's 1938 Ford
George Bistagne's 1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Sedan
Harold Johnson's 1938 Ford Tudor
Kenny Controtto's 1939 Ford Convertible
Bill Spurgeon's 1939 Mercury Coupe
Jim Kierstead's 1939 Mercury Coupe
Al Beckman's 1940 Ford Convertible
Dick Colarossi's 1940 Ford
Link Paola's 1940 Ford Convertible
Al Andril's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Dick Owens' 1940 Mercury Convertible
Gerry Huth's 1940 Mercury
Johnny Zaro's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Sam Barris' 1940 Mercury
Eldon Gibson's 1940 Oldsmobile
Vic Grace's 1941 Buick
Dick Arkline's 1941 Chevrolet
Dick Carter's 1941 Ford
Joe Graffio's 1941 Ford
John Vara's 1941 Ford
Wally Welch's 1941 Ford
Bud Unger's 1946 Ford Convertible
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline


References

  1. Supercars.net
  2. Ulf Christiansson





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