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    Video: Perfectly restored Tucker 48 gets 15 more minutes of fame
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    There's something about the sheer audacity of the Tucker 48, sometimes also called the Torpedo, that makes this quirky American sedan so intriguing even 60-plus years after its introduction. Preston Tucker was only ever to complete 51 of them, and several of the remaining units were sold at ...

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    Read This: Preston Tucker's long-lost project found in design sketches?
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    Preston Tucker was one of the great iconoclasts of the post-war automotive industry, and his Tucker 48 attempted a look unlike any car seen before (or since). However, a trial brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission sunk the company, despite it being found not guilty. Tucker never ...

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    Video: 1948 Tucker Torpedo surfaces in Jay Leno's Garage
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    The story of the Tucker Car Corporation is a tragic one. Its sole model, the 1948 Tucker Sedan, had a huge number of innovations, with a particular focus on passenger safety, but a catastrophic debut and the ensuing media firestorm it created caused severe problems for the brand. Other issues ...

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    Tucker Club reiterates doubts about authenticity of auction convertible
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    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 ...

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    Tucker Torpedo Convertible to be auctioned off
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    One of one: Tucker Torpedo Convertible - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Those of you scratching your heads, sit tight, as all will be explained. In March of 1949, the last of the 51 Tuckers ever built rolled off the Chicago-based assembly line. Preston Tucker's vision for a great American ...

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    Americans warming to idea of Chinese, Indian autos?
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    Geely GE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've known for a while now that Mexicans are getting some Chinese cars with their ten gallon jars of pickles, but what about Americans? Would we go for vehicles from another country from across the Pacific? There's a wonderful moment at ...

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    VIDEO: Archival footage reveals Preston Tucker's novel military Combat Car
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    Tucker Combat Car - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Preston Tucker was nothing if not an innovator. While best known for the failed automaker that bore his name and the 51 iconoclastic Tucker Torpedo sedans his venture managed to push out before shutting its doors for good in 1948, that ...

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    Tucker Convertible "Prototype" hits eBay
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    Click on the image above for a gallery of the Tucker Convertible
    So much for waiting until after it's first shown at the Pebble Beach and Amelia Island concours events. Benchmark Classics, the collector car firm that managed to procure the only known Tucker convertible in existence, has already ...

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    Tucker Convertible to finally see the light of day
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    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 ...

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