|As owned by George Lucas.|
Lucas became a fan of the of the Tucker when he was executive producer of the 1998 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen and Martin Landau.
The film revived modern interest in the Tucker and has become something of a cult classic among automobile enthusiasts.
“The Tucker Torpedo, as it was often called, was a paragon of advanced engineering and safety features with radical, futuristic styling. Arguably, the most important post-war American collectible automobile, Tuckers consistently attract strong interest whenever they come to market,” says Don Rose, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “The example on offer at our Amelia Island sale, 1003, is truly among the best of the best—not only is it a beautiful automobile in terms of its presentation, but it is fully and robustly functional, ready to take to the road. It’s a perfect fit for our Amelia Island auction, which, along with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, is dedicated to celebrating great and iconic automotive styling.”
Price range: $1,500,000 - $1,900,000.
|Tucker 48, Serial Number 1003.|