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Debut of the Tucker "Tin Goose"!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

10:00am - 5:00pm

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One of the most anticipated cars in DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles goes on view this day -- the 1948 Tucker 48 “Tin Goose”!

This car took the auto world by storm in 1948 with its radical, flat-six cylinder engine: a wave of orders poured into Preston Tucker’s fledgling car company as a result. This prototype was nicknamed the “Tin Goose.”

Due to legal problems, however, Tucker’s company lost all of its finances and reputation, and although he was acquitted, only 51 Tuckers were ever completed before the company went out of business.

Francis Ford Coppola chronicled the rise and fall of this special car in the film, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.”

This vehicle is on view beginning Wednesday, November 21, the day before Thanksgiving, and will remain on view through February 3, 2019.

(Please note: The Museum is closed Thursday, November 22, for the holiday but will reopen Friday, November 23). 

Image: 1948 Tucker 'Tin Goose' Prototype (detail), Collection of William E. Swigart, Jr., Automobile Museum, Image courtesy of the museum