Tucker torpedo prototype




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  • The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike.

    The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the.

    The Tin Goose, as this prototype is known, was the first "Car of Tomorrow" that Preston Tucker built.

    The most famous concept cars are: Cadillac Cyclone, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Nucleon, Phantom Corsair, Pontiac Bonneville Special, Porsche 989, Volvo YCC, BMW GINA, Mercedes-Benz F700, Ford Iosis.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    No words in English describe the strange feeling inside my head right now. By the way, it was at my suggestion way back then that Lieberman wrote this particular article… and you can see that he acknowledged my suggestion at the end of the article. The world premiere of the much-hyped Tucker '48 car was set for June 19, Tucker envisioned several other innovations that were later abandoned. Anyway, back to this particular eBay listing.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    A Look Back At The First Tucker Torpedo Prototype From

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    And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. And thanks for reading Autoblog. You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds. The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. That brings us to this Tucker "replica" that you see above because it might be one of the ugliest monstrosities ever put together. However, we might extend some leniency to the creator, as the vehicle isn't actually trying to replicate the classic look of the Tucker 48 a.

    Instead, it is attempting to reproduce an earlier prototype from that actually features that weird, trident nose. According to the seller, his uncle built the car as a labor of love and supposedly used actual plans from Tucker as inspiration. Underneath all of the crazy changes is a Buick Riviera powered by a cubic-inch 7. Some of the replica's odder modifications include the front fenders that turn with the wheels and the fin running down the back. All three headlights work, but the one in the middle is only for the high beams.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Oddly, the small hinged sections on the roof are meant to open to avoid hitting your head when getting in or out. Maybe the seller's uncle was a very tall guy? According to the eBay auction , the car does run but definitely needs some restoration, as well. It appears to be reasonably popular, though. Bidding ends on July We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.

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