May 16, 2009

Tuckers For Today

A hot rod house  has produced a near replica of the Tucker '48 Torpedo using the original blueprints and mold.

Its not exact of course as the engine is moved a bit forward to improve balance (its almost a mid engine now )and the thing has A/C and a modern electronics fit (GPS/ stereo ect.) but damn....this is cool.

And yet it gets cooler still because they've done a low rider version updated, behold the Lower 48!

A bit more contemporary in style both within and without, it is still very faithful to the Tucker.
Sadly for us (though it is no doubt joyous for them) they are completely booked up at the moment. can dream.....

UPDATE: Wonderduck points out that there is a movie of the Tucker story.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:50 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Yes please.  Very want indeed.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat May 16 21:56:06 2009 (Duio9)

2 The third headlight in the middle is a unique touch.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun May 17 10:30:51 2009 (+rSRq)

3 It was not just stylish, it was a safety feature. The center light turned with the steering wheel whenever the wheel was turned more than 10 degrees right or left. This not only illuminated the road in that direction but broadcast the intention of the driver.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon May 18 19:04:52 2009 (V5zw/)

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