Sunday, December 2, 2018

1948 Tucker 48 at RM Sotheby's Monterey 2018

1948 Tucker 48. It might please a vindicated Preston Tucker that the 47 surviving examples of the 51 cars he built are among the most valuable, desirable, and popular American cars in the world.

They draw the most attention and crowds to any museum at which they are displayed.
This car was one of 13 originally finished in Maroon, and one of eight late-production cars completed in the closed-down factory by former employees. It was eventually sold at the bankruptcy auction of October 1950. The car underwent complete restoration to authentic original condition in 2007.
The Tucker 48 featured an H-6 (horizontally opposed), OHV, 334 ci developing 166 bhp and 372 lb⋅ft torque.

This concours quality car made $ 1.8m.
The most recognizable feature of the Tucker '48, was a third directional headlight (the "Cyclops Eye"). It would activate at steering angles of greater than 10 degrees to light the car's path around corners.

See ----->The Tucker 48