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YAK Car Pick of the Day

 

 

tucker

From the Historic Vehicles Association’s Cars at the Capital exhibit last May, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., we have this 1948 Tucker 48. Tucker, as you may or may not remember, was a “before its time” car produced in Chicago in 1947-48, and only 51 of them were produced before the company closed under a blanket of illegal financial accusations. The rear-engined, rear wheel-drive vehicle had a few features which were uncommon for its time: the center headlight turned with the front wheels to light the way around corners; there was a roll bar built into the roof; the dash was padded for safety; and the doors opened into the roof for easier entry/exit. This red Tucker 48 pic was sent in by Richmond, Va. resident and YAK reader Nick, who has contributed a few other interesting old car pics in the past.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com


  • rhmaccallum

    I really don’t want to be the first one to say it’s kinda ugly.