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1948 Tucker 48 Sedan / 1008 Vehicle Information

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

1948 Tucker 48 photograph

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This is the eighth Tucker to roll down the assembly line.

Like many Tuckers, this one has its own interesting history. It was won in VFW raffle by Rudy Schroeder in September of 1949 - but he sold it when he couldn't get the car insured! Recently, Mr. Schroeder was reunited with his former Tucker.

Power in the Tucker automobile was supplied by a horizontally opposed six-cylinder motor that produces 166 horsepower. This car's original engine was replaced by the car's second owner with a factory crate engine.

This car was owned by the Imperial Palace Collection from 1981 to 1999 when it was acquired by the current owners. The car was restored by the Imperial Palace Collection.

The 'Tucker 48' was named for its model year. Of the 51 examples built, 47 have survived today and are mostly valued as Museum pieces worth a minimum Si million. Preston Tucker's short time in the automobile business is firmly cemented in automotive history his automobile is remembered as a new breed of automobile that was an engineering marvel and masterpiece of design. The center-mounted headlight moved with the steering wheel providing light in the direction the vehicle would be traveling. It has a very spacious interior, a result of the lack of a transmission tunnel and driveshaft hump due to the Franklin helicopter engine and a modified Cord transmission which is fitted in the rear of the car. The engine produced 166 horsepower and 372 foot-pounds of torque and is capable of 120 mph.

The 1988 movie, Tucker: The Man and His Dream is based on Tucker's spirit and the damaging official investigation into his Accessories Programme that raised money by selling accessories on un-built cars to eager would-be-buyers on a waiting list. The Securities and Exchange Commission investigation was instigated by Detroit's 'Big Three' car manufacturers who feared Tucker's formidable new challenger. The film's director, Francis Ford Coppola, is himself a Tucker owner as is his friend and protégé, filmmaker George Lucas.

36 sedans were finished before the factory was closed. Tucker retained a core of dedicated employees who assembled an additional 14 sedans for a total of 50. A 51st car was partially completed.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1948 Tucker 48 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1034
Sold for USD$2,040,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
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1948 TUCKER MODEL 48 SEDAN
Chassis#: 1052
Sold for USD$990,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1028
Sold for USD$1,985,000
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1040
Sold for USD$1,600,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1046
Sold for USD$1,820,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1029
Sold for USD$1,792,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1044
Sold for USD$1,347,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1049
Sold for USD$1,518,720
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1003
Sold for USD$2,035,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1036
Sold for USD$1,567,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
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1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1034
Sold for USD$1,320,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
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1948 TUCKER TORPEDO
Chassis#: 33550
Sold for USD$2,915,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1948 Tucker 48
Chassis#: 1010
Sold for USD$797,500
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
 
1948 Tucker 48 4Dr Sedan
Chassis#: 1045
Sold for USD$1,127,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1948 Tucker Sedan
Chassis#: 1038
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1948 Tucker 48 image  1948 Tucker 48 image  
1948 Tucker Torpedo
Sold for USD$577,500
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
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1948 Tucker Model 48
Chassis#: 1029
Sold for USD$461,500
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
 
1948 Tucker 48
Sold for USD$495,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1948 Tucker 48 (Project Car)
Sold for USD$31,350
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 
1948 TUCKER REPRODUCTION SEDAN
Sold for USD$125,000
  2002 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Tucker 48's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Tucker 48 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$850,000  
1948 Tucker 4810032013 RM Auctions Amelia Island$1,475,000$1,500,000$1,900,000
1948 Tucker 48 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$220,000  
1947 TUCKER TORPEDO FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1003
Engine Num: 4
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1007

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1008
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1009

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1013
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1014

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1015
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1016

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1017
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1022

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1026
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1030

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1031
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1033

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1034
Engine Num: 33541
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1036

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1043
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1044

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1045
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1046
Engine Num: 335-55

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1047
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1049

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1052
Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 25

Chassis information for the Tucker 48
1948 Sedan
Chassis Num: 70052026013
Engine Num: 1036

1948 Tucker 48

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