Tucker 48 is one of luxury American classics made after World War II, and each of the 51 specimens representing, at that time, the pinnacle of technology and design. Among the owners of this interesting model, were also famous directors Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, and a perfectly restored copy in “firearms” bronze color will be on auction next month. Tucker 48 was developed by designer and entrepreneur Preston Thomas Tucker, and is powered by the 5.5-liter, 6-cylinder OHV engine with 166Hp paired with the rear axle through a 4-speed transmission.
In addition to the independent suspension, the car had disc brakes and a very unusual security detail. In fact, at a time when seat belts were not compulsory, the car had a windshield that popped up in a crash. Another interesting feature is the third, a centrally positioned front light, that was spinning with the wheels. It is estimated that the auction model could achieve a price of $1.5 Million, slightly more than what was offered for the car owned by George Lucas, which also was at the auction, recently.