1948 Tucker Sales Brochure, "The Story of the Tucker '48"

Summary

Preston Tucker heralded his Tucker 48 as "the car you have been waiting for." From its three headlights to its rear-mounted engine, the Tucker certainly was unique. But some of its promised innovations, like the torque convertor transmission and disc brakes, never made it into production. Fifty-one Tuckers were built before the company went out of business.

Preston Tucker heralded his Tucker 48 as "the car you have been waiting for." From its three headlights to its rear-mounted engine, the Tucker certainly was unique. But some of its promised innovations, like the torque convertor transmission and disc brakes, never made it into production. Fifty-one Tuckers were built before the company went out of business.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

1948

Subject Date

1948

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

91.106.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Brown
Tan (Color)

Inscriptions

front: The story of the Tucker '48...THE SURPRISE OF THE YEAR

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