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61Tucker Club reiterates doubts about authenticity of auction convertible

Allow us to clarify: the Tucker Torpedo Convertible we wrote about recently should herewith be referred to as the purported Tucker Torpedo Convertible. The droptop claiming to be a Torpedo will be up for auction in Scottsdale soon, offered by Russo and Steele. A note from the Tucker Automotive Club of America, however, states that it knows of no such car ever having been made by the Tucker Corporation. The statement says, in part:

35Tucker Torpedo Convertible to be auctioned off

One of one: Tucker Torpedo Convertible - Click above for high-res image gallery

49Americans warming to idea of Chinese, Indian autos?

Geely GE – Click above for high-res image gallery

27VIDEO: Archival footage reveals Preston Tucker's novel military Combat Car

Tucker Combat Car - Click above to watch video after the jump

13Tucker Convertible "Prototype" hits eBay

Click on the image above for a gallery of the Tucker Convertible

4Tucker Convertible to finally see the light of day

Tucker, undoubtedly one of the most famous of the many failed automotive companies the world has seen, was way ahead of its time in automotive technology. Featuring a rear-mounted engine that first designed for helicopter use, a full perimeter frame, a padded dash for safety and – lest we forget its most iconic design element – the cyclops front headlamp, the Tucker Torpedo stood apart from the crowd. As you probably already know, though, Preston Tucker's dream came crashing down aft

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