I recently acquired an original Tucker Corporation document that provided information on New York Region dealerships and sales as of December 5, 1947. The document supports the belief that the Tucker '48 was on its way to becoming a success. Without the benefit of even having a showroom automobile, the 129 New York dealerships had sold 24,025 Tucker '48s representing 85% of the quota.
A total of 2,175 Tuckers were sold in the 17 Nassau and Suffolk dealerships. Today, there is only one Tucker in New York State.
A meeting of the New York Region of Tucker dealerships. Courtesy of Preston Tucker, LLC.
Handwritten notes on Tucker letterhead.
Nassau County dealerships
Suffolk County dealerships
My analysis of the sales information in the 1947 document.
Ida Brothers, Inc., Yonkers, NY
Joe Ida in front of the Ida Brothers Tucker dealership in Yonkers. Courtesy of his grandson Rob Ida.
Joe Ida can be seen in the above New York dealership photo (sitting in the chair with the red dot).