Front View of a 1948 Tucker Sedan

Summary

Preston Tucker's futuristic Tucker 48 was unlike anything else on the road in the late 1940s. The final body design was by Alex Tremulis who, in a long career, also produced designs for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, American Bantam, Packard, Ford and others. Tucker hallmarks included its three headlights, rear fender vents (for the rear-mounted engine), and doors cutting into the roof.

Preston Tucker's futuristic Tucker 48 was unlike anything else on the road in the late 1940s. The final body design was by Alex Tremulis who, in a long career, also produced designs for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, American Bantam, Packard, Ford and others. Tucker hallmarks included its three headlights, rear fender vents (for the rear-mounted engine), and doors cutting into the roof.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

23 June 1947

Subject Date

1947

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Creator Notes

Original photographer is unidentified. Copied June 1947 by Ford Motor Company Photographic Department

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.84362.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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