Tucker torpedo prototype




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  • The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike.

    The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the.

    The Tin Goose, as this prototype is known, was the first "Car of Tomorrow" that Preston Tucker built.

    The most famous concept cars are: Cadillac Cyclone, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Nucleon, Phantom Corsair, Pontiac Bonneville Special, Porsche 989, Volvo YCC, BMW GINA, Mercedes-Benz F700, Ford Iosis.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    The trunk is very roomy. Afterwards, upon replacing a damaged tire, the car started up and was driven off the track. Cars — used a rubber torsion tube design, which suffered from severe toe-in during heavy braking. This vehicle was built starting on the 71 Buick Riviera chassis along with parts from a LaSalle and Pontiac to name a couple. Drew Pearson , one of the top newspaper columnists of his time, reported publicly that the car was a fraud because it could not go backward and it went "goose-geese" going down the road.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Tucker torpedo prototype

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    Tucker torpedo prototype

    Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. That brings us to this Tucker "replica" that you see above because it might be one of the ugliest monstrosities ever put together.

    However, we might extend some leniency to the creator, as the vehicle isn't actually trying to replicate the classic look of the Tucker 48 a. Instead, it is attempting to reproduce an earlier prototype from that actually features that weird, trident nose.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    According to the seller, his uncle built the car as a labor of love and supposedly used actual plans from Tucker as inspiration. Underneath all of the crazy changes is a Buick Riviera powered by a cubic-inch 7. Some of the replica's odder modifications include the front fenders that turn with the wheels and the fin running down the back.

    All three headlights work, but the one in the middle is only for the high beams. Oddly, the small hinged sections on the roof are meant to open to avoid hitting your head when getting in or out.

    Maybe the seller's uncle was a very tall guy? According to the eBay auction , the car does run but definitely needs some restoration, as well.

    Tucker torpedo prototype

    It appears to be reasonably popular, though. Bidding ends on July We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.

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