1948 Tucker Sedan

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.

Date Made: 1948

Subject: Automobiles

Subject:

See more items in: Work and Industry: Transportation, Road, Sports & Leisure, Automobiles, America on the Move, Transportation, Road Transportation

Exhibition: America On The Move

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Marshals Service

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0484.01Accession Number: 1993.0484Catalog Number: 1993.0484.01

Object Name: Automobile

Measurements: overall: 63 in x 81 in x 221 in; 160.02 cm x 205.74 cm x 561.34 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-02d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_687502

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