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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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    Auctions: Barrett-Jackson 2012: 1948 Tucker Torpedo bid up to over $2.6 million [w/video]
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    Most, if not all, know the story of the 1948 Tucker sedan. Yes, there was a movie, and it's well worth watching. But even if you've never seen or heard of a the machine, one look at Preston Tucker's Torpedo is all it takes for you to realize it's something special. Just 51 Tucker Torpedo sedans ...

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    Video: Inside the Smithsonian's secret "Noah's Ark" of automotive history
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    The Smithsonian's hidden car cache – Click above to watch after the jump
    There are plenty of wealthy car collectors with fantastic and exotic collections of all things on four wheels, but the National Museum of American History has something just a bit more dramatic. It's a 112-year-old ...

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    Smithsonian asks public to vote on cars for American History display
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    The recently renovated National Museum of American History – Click above to cast your vote
    The Smithsonian Institution's collection of treasures extends far beyond what's actually on display in its D.C. museums. Ranging from ancient artifacts to modern marvels, this bit is likely to ...

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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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    Well, I'll be Francis Ford Coppola! A 1948 Tucker is headed for auction
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    Many entrepreneurs have tried to break into the auto industry over the past century. Since the very early days, almost none have succeeded – or even lasted very long. Most such names have been forgotten and consigned to the dustbins of history. On the other hand, one of the most memorable ...

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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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    Autoblog visits the San Diego Auto Museum, Part I - The Cars
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    Click the 1948 Tucker above for more from the San Diego Auto MuseumWhile on a recent trip to San Diego to ride some dirtbikes, we decided to check out some the sights that the city had to offer. Of course, being the car-obsessed nerds individuals that we are, it didn't take too long for us to end ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1948 Tucker #46
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    click above image for a gallery of gorgeous Tucker picsThis almost never happens. One of the 51 Tuckers ever made is about to close its bidding on eBay. At $200,000, we did't think any Tucker would go so cheaply, but this one is a bit different. As the description points out, this particular ...

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    GM Makes-A-Wish come true for teen with leukemia
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    General Motors recently gave Aaron Robinson, a junior at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, an unforgettable gift. The creative 17-year-old has a love for designing automobiles, so in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish foundation GM designers transformed his sketches ...

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