What is a Tucker Torpedo worth?

What is a Tucker Torpedo worth?

Considering Tucker 48 ‘Torpedo’ sedans will trade hands for about US$2 million, give or take a few hundred thousand – that is, when they do trade hands, which is very rarely; only 51 were ever built, before the automaker folded – that’s not too ambitious a number.

How many Tucker Torpedoes are left?

47
Just when you think every barn find has been uncovered, another one pops up. Preston Tucker’s car company was responsible for 51 cars being built. Of those, we know that 47 “Tucker ’48s” have survived and we know where all of them are.

How good was the Tucker Torpedo?

The Tucker Torpedo was amongst the best handling cars back in 1948. It had some problems that plagued all rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars with a live rear axle, but it was not as bad as the other cars of the era that used the same layout. The stiff suspension helped with the car’s handling quite a lot.

What engine was in the Tucker?

The Tucker Type O-335 horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine was derived from an air-cooled Bell 47 helicopter engine designed and built by Franklin for use in World War II.

Does Jay Leno have a Tucker?

Martyn Donaldson takes Jay Leno’s Garage through a brief tour of his Tucker, chassis number 1003, explaining just what was so innovative about these vehicles, along with what drew him to the rare cars in the first place. Scroll down for the full video.

What would a Tucker car be worth today?

$2-million
Consider that before the year 2000, a Tucker at auction would fetch around a quarter-million dollars. Today, they’re almost guaranteed to fetch a million, and some approach the $2-million mark.

What happened to Tucker’s cars?

Later life and death (1950–1956) Tucker Corporation assets were auctioned off publicly in Chicago. One remaining Tucker ’48 car was given to Preston Tucker, and another to his mother.

What was the top speed of the Tucker automobile?

about 120 mph
With a zero-to-60-mile-per-hour time of 10 seconds and top speed of about 120 mph, the Tucker was one of the fastest cars around. A four-speed manual gearbox or optional three-speed Tuckermatic (automatic) transmission completed the drivetrain.

How much is a Tucker car worth today?

Consider that before the year 2000, a Tucker at auction would fetch around a quarter-million dollars. Today, they’re almost guaranteed to fetch a million, and some approach the $2-million mark.

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