50th Anniversary GOLD Special Edition 1948 Tucker Model in perfect mint condition, even coming in its original packaging.
Hand-assembled, this model is made out of more than 150 different components, and was released in a series of 500 worldwide in the 50th anniversary GOLD edition.
This special edition of this historical car is a wonder to look at, and has never been displayed before!
Measuring a hefty 22,5cm long and 8,5cm wide, this is a big model!
Will be handled with precise car and will be shipped insured!
The Tucker 48 (named after its model year) is an automobile conceived by Preston Tucker and briefly produced in Chicago in 1948. Only 51 cars were made before the company ceased operations on March 3, 1949, due to negative publicity initiated by the news media, a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and a heavily publicized stock fraud trial (in which the allegations were proven baseless and led to a full acquittal). Speculation exists that the Big Three automakers and Michigan Senator Homer S. Ferguson also had a role in the Tucker Corporation's demise.
The 48's original proposed price was said to be $1,000, but the actual selling price was closer to $4,000. A 1948 Tucker sedan was featured in the July 26, 2011, installment of NBC's It's Worth What? television show. The car's estimated value at that time was US$1,200,000. The car is commonly referred to as the "Tucker Torpedo". This name was never used in conjunction with the actual production car, and its name was officially "Tucker 48".
- 50e verjaardag 1948 Gold Tucker Model
- Gemaakt van meer dan 150 verschillende onderdelen, verguld - in originele piepschuim verpakking
- Fabrikant / Merk
- Franklin Mint
- Geschatte periode
- Tweede helft 20e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Uitstekende staat - nauwelijks gebruikt met minimale gebruikssporen en tekenen van ouderdom