•   
  •   
  •   

Enthusiasts Here’s your chance to buy Tucker’s very own Tucker

16:56  03 january  2018
16:56  03 january  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

Will Tesla Go Down As the Tucker of the 21st Century?

  Will Tesla Go Down As the Tucker of the 21st Century? Technological advancement is no guarantee of success.The history of the automobile is littered with the names of brands that created brilliant vehicles far ahead of their time, yet still fell beneath the ever-grinding march of capitalism. Tucker, DeLorean, De Tomaso—they're just three among many automakers whose visionary products were unable to save them from financial distress that wound up killing or crippling them.

It was reupholstered and repainted when it was owned by Jack Bart, the talent agent who represented James Brown, sometime during his ownership of it during the '70 s and '80 s , but is otherwise considered intact, original and well cared-for. Tucker himself sold the car a year before his death in 1955 to

Tucker himself sold the car a year before his death in 1955 to Winthrop Rockefeller, the grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller who would serve as Arkansas governor from 1967 to 1971. Buy Shell Helix Stand A Chance To Win.

a car parked on the side of a building© RM Sotheby's

At this point, all Tuckers can safely be considered unique or novel; only 51 were ever made during the company's short lifespan, after all, and just 47 remain. But this one's got serious pedigree: It featured in the company's promotional film "The Tucker: The Man and the Car," part one of which you can watch here, and it was the family car driven by Preston Tucker himself for seven years until he sold it to the future governor of Arkansas, a Rockefeller.

Tucker 48, Chassis No. 1029 and originally painted in 500 Grey, also made a cameo in the 1988 Francis Ford Coppola film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," starring Jeff Bridges, and it underwent high-speed testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It'll go on auction next month in Phoenix at RM Sotheby's, where it will be offered without reserve but is expected to be sold for between $1.25 million and $1.5 million.

First used Tesla Model 3 hits Craigslist... for $150,000

  First used Tesla Model 3 hits Craigslist... for $150,000 It is apparently owned by a Tesla employee, and I'm sure Elon will love hearing about that.Video: This is what the manufacturing of a Tesla Model 3 looks like (provided by Dailymotion)

The 1948 Tucker that served as Preston Tucker ' s family car will be auctioned next month by RM Sotheby' s . It was reupholstered and repainted when it was owned by Jack Bart, the talent agent who represented James Brown, sometime during his ownership of it during the '70 s and '80 s , but is

Tucker himself bought the auto a year earlier than his dying in 1955 to Winthrop Rockefeller, the grandson of trendy Oil founder John D. Rockefeller who would serve as Arkansas governor from 1967 to 1971.

Research

Research

The fastback sedan has sat in private ownership since 2004 and has reportedly racked up just 19,199 miles. It was reupholstered and repainted when it was owned by Jack Bart, the talent agent who represented James Brown, sometime during his ownership of it during the '70s and '80s, but is otherwise considered intact, original and well cared-for. Tucker himself sold the car a year before his death in 1955 to Winthrop Rockefeller, the grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller who would serve as Arkansas governor from 1967 to 1971. It also briefly exhibited in the Blackhawk Museum in California.

"It is, in every way, the ultimate Tucker automobile," RM Sotheby's writes.

Eight Favorite “American Dream Cars of the 1960s” from the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  Eight Favorite “American Dream Cars of the 1960s” from the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance A worthy tribute to the ingenuity of American designersWe profiled two of these cars, the 1963 XR-6 Tex Smith Roadster and the 1964 Reactor by Gene Winfield, in our August 2017 issue, but we decided to show them to you again alongside some of their fellow class entrants on the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Course.

News about Here ’ s your chance to buy Tucker ’ s very own Tucker .

Tucker Carlson начал(а) читать. A can't miss #FinalExam tonight. @seanspicer takes on returning champion @KatiePavlich for the chance to take home our Erik Wemple mug and the title of most informed news junkie.

As for the car itself, it featured a rear-mounted, water-cooled aluminum-block engine with horizontally opposed six-cylinder that made 168 horsepower and 372 pound-feet of torque and mated to a four-speed manual, electronic pre-select transmission that drove the rear wheels. It introduced innovations including a perimeter frame and an integrated roof roll bar to protect against crashes, a shatterproof glass windshield and an easily removable drivetrain. Not to mention that Cyclops Eye, the third headlight that moves with the car's steering wheel to help the driver see around turns.

Chassis No. 1043 sold five years ago at a Barrett Jackson auction for $2.9 million. The Arizona auction takes place Jan. 18 and 19.

Zen and the art of a Motorcycle Collective .
“I want to buy a bike but I don’t know how to work on it. And even if I did I don’t have anywhere to work on it.” The just launched Vancouver Motorcycle Collective hopes to solve those two issues for both prospective and longtime riders. And in the process create a non-intimidating, inclusive and […]The just launched Vancouver Motorcycle Collective hopes to solve those two issues for both prospective and longtime riders. And in the process create a non-intimidating, inclusive and supportive environment for the city diverse group of riding enthusiasts.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!