It was a beautiful day on Saturday to finally take the Tucker '48 #1044 out of the Waterfront at Roslyn garage. This historic car was greeted by a group of family, friends, Tucker fans, midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Sean and Amanda Tucker.
Preston Tucker in 1948
Sean Tucker, great-grandson of Preston Tucker, in the Tucker '48 #1044 today.
Sean Tucker and Howard Kroplick.
Sean and Rob Ida are currently working on building the Tucker Torpedo Concept Car.
Sean presented me with a copy of the March 1, 1948 issue of Life magazine which included this two-page ad for the Tucker '48. Note the focus on safety.
Midshipsmen check out the rear-mounted Franklin helicopter engine.
Waterfont at Roslyn Images
Back in the garage with my four other favorite collectible automobiles.