1948 Tucker

1948 Tucker

PostBy: theo On: Sun May 13, 2012 8:33 am

Really a different car, i've never even heard of them. Long video, if you dont have the time to watch it all try to catch the first and last few minutes of it.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: franco b On: Sun May 13, 2012 8:59 am

There was enormous excitement and interest in the Tucker when it came out. That middle headlight turned with the steering wheel. A lot of disappointment when it did not make it.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 13, 2012 9:05 am

There's a movie about them.

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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 13, 2012 9:08 am

Amazing find! I know about the Tucker, and Preston Tucker. It's missing it's center "cyclops" headlight, it was connected to the steering linkage and turned with the front wheels.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun May 13, 2012 9:12 am

Remember the movie a few years ago? Seems Jeff Bridges played Mr Preston Tucker......and the relationship with BIG Business and the 'little guy'. Still it is nice to have dreams...or life would be a dull adventure.
As a kid I remember visiting a friend whose dad( a skilled machinist) was restoring a Cord. Front wheel drive, electro-shift 4 speed; shift lever 1.5" long; headlights that turned with the wheels, supercharged I think.....chrome pipes through the side cowl....wire wheels...AND it was a convertible. The car is now in Portland, Me, and I haven't seen it since 1963....someday I look it up again. :idea:
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: samhill On: Sun May 13, 2012 12:14 pm

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This was if I remember a 1951, what car does it look like? There were many car makers that the big three kept from getting too big by hook or crook.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 13, 2012 1:01 pm

I'm thinking that's a Packard.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun May 13, 2012 1:06 pm

Maybe a Packard DARRIN,, Packard production cars were much bulkier. and rather ugly in the 50's.

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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: samhill On: Sun May 13, 2012 1:29 pm

Yep, it's a Packard, from a distance it looks like a T-Bird until you see how long it is, guess it never occured to them to shorten the frame. I'm with you as to some being ugly in the 50s but they had some real nice ones earlier must have lost some designers.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: WNY On: Mon May 14, 2012 6:11 am

If you saw the movie, looks like tucker was an innovative guy, too bad they only made like 50 cars, have seen a few at some car shows.

here's more info: http://www.tuckerclub.org/

There been a lot of other car manufactures that have come and gone and that many people probably never heard of them. Most were from the turn of the century thru the 40'-50's.
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon May 14, 2012 10:29 pm

My 86 year old mother said her father had invested in Tucker at the time. He had a few bucks to spare, whish I could say the same :x
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun May 20, 2012 5:21 pm

Does anyone know if there is still a Tucker in the car museum in Lancaster? Mike
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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: KLook On: Sun May 20, 2012 8:28 pm

Ha, funny. Today a Tucker is a snow machine used to pull trail grooming equipment. There was an old model for sale recently in Harrington, ME. It looked like the vehicle driven by Bing Crosby (cartoon) in the beginning of Santa Clause is coming to Town. Kinda sorta.

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Re: 1948 Tucker

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 21, 2012 9:43 am

Never knew the big 3 had a stranglehold on the car market that far back. No wonder we drive junk today ... :roll:

Beautiful car! 8-)
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