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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1948 Tucker 48

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Last 1948 Tucker 48 assembled from original parts for sale on From the seller’s description:

This beautiful Tucker was constructed by Classic and Exotic Restorations of Troy, Michigan, using authentic Tucker components and drivetrain. The chassis was factory built for the purpose of testing the Tuckermatic transmission. The front clip originated from Tucker #1018. That car suffered severe damage in a side collision in the early 1950s. Other parts donors included Tucker #1027, which was rolled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during endurance testing by the Tucker Corporation, and parts from the unfinished body shell of #1055. The engine, Y1 transmission and numerous other parts came from the Stan Gilland collection. This collection of parts was held for many years by various car collectors with intention of assembling it all to build a Tucker car. In 2013, it all came together in the talented hands of Brian Joseph at Classic and Exotic Restoration.

The result is a beautifully built Tucker that was constructed from genuine Tucker parts. Great attention to detail was paid to maintaining authenticity in presentation and function. The car has the correct Torsilastic rubber suspension along with the late-style Tucker suspension. The engine is an early example and its mated to the Tucker Y1, four-speed, pre-select transmission. The interior is correct wool broadcloth in the authentic Tucker stitch pattern. The instruments, switches and controls are all proper and function correctly.

In 2015, it won its class at the Concours of America at St Johns in Plymouth, Michigan.

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Auburn, Indiana
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