1948 Tucker Sedan

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Description
Preston Tucker's automobile was promoted as "the first completely new car in fifty years" because of its novel engineering and safety features and its unique styling. The rear-mounted engine and rubber suspension were designed to improve performance and reduce noise, fumes, and vibration. Safety features included a center headlight that turned with the front wheels and collision protection provided by a pop-out windshield, padded dashboard, and "safety chamber" for the front passenger. Tucker's styling gave the car a futuristic appearance and an impression of power and speed. Fifty-one cars were built before production was halted due to financial problems.
Credit Line
U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Marshals Service
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Automobiles
Transportation
Road Transportation
Sports & Leisure
Exhibition
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
1948
ID Number
1993.0484.01
accession number
1993.0484
catalog number
1993.0484.01
subject
Automobiles
Measurements
overall: 63 in x 81 in x 221 in; 160.02 cm x 205.74 cm x 561.34 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
Automobile