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What it’s like to drive the only Tucker with a Tuckermatic transmission

I love visiting the Coppola Winery in Geyserville to see all of his movie memorabilia including a Tucker car.


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What it’s like to drive the only Tucker with a Tuckermatic transmission


The Tucker 48 is rare. Preston Tucker’s struggles with funding his start-up auto company, including a fight with the SEC he eventually won, resulted in a mere 50 cars produced plus the original “Tin Goose” prototype. Only 47 remain, along with two cars assembled after the fact from parts. Tuckers are rare, but the rarest of all is #1026, the only surviving car with the Tuckermatic automatic transmission.


The front end is very light and nimble. There’s more power than either transmission is comfortable with. It drives similar to a giant Porsche 356 on steroids.


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