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Tucker Ad Brochure - 1947-49 dated Fold Out Pamphlet - Front and Back Shown in Picture - Becoming Ultra Rare

Inv# AS1270
State(s): Delaware
Years: 1947-49

Front and Back Shown in Picture. Tucker Motor Car Ad brochure. Measures 17" x 22 1/2". Click on "View Larger Image" to see several nice illustrations on inside of brochure. A great piece of history. It has a facsimile signature of Preston Tucker as president of the company. Preston Thomas Tucker (September 21, 1903 – December 26, 1956) was an American automobile designer and entrepreneur. He is most remembered for his 1948 Tucker Torpedo, an automobile which introduced many new features that have since become widely used in modern cars. Production of the Torpedo was shut down amidst scandal and accusations of stock fraud on March 3, 1949. The 1988 movie, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” is based around the car's production. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucker:_The_Man_and_His_Dream

Preston Thomas Tucker (September 21, 1903 – December 26, 1956) was an American automobile entrepreneur. He is most remembered for his Tucker 48 sedan, initially nicknamed the "Tucker Torpedo", an automobile which introduced many features that have since become widely used in modern cars. Production of the Tucker '48 was shut down amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud on March 3, 1949. The 1988 movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream is based on Tucker's spirit and the saga surrounding the car's production. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucker_48

Preston Tucker was born on September 21, 1903, on a peppermint farm near Capac, Michigan. His father was a railroad engineer named Shirley Harvey Tucker (1880-1907). His mother was Lucille Caroline (née Preston) Tucker (1881-1960). He grew up outside Detroit in the suburb of Lincoln Park, Michigan. Tucker was raised by his mother, a teacher, after his father died of appendicitis when Preston was 2 years old. First learning to drive at age 11, Tucker was obsessed with automobiles from an early age. At age 16, Preston Tucker began purchasing late model automobiles, repairing/refurbishing them and selling the cars for a profit. He attended the Cass Technical High School in Detroit, but he quit school and landed a job as an office boy for the Cadillac Motor Company, where he used roller skates to make his rounds more efficiently. In 1922, young Tucker joined the Lincoln Park, Michigan, police department (against the pleas of his mother), his interest stirred by his desire to drive and ride the fast, high-performance police cars and motorcycles. His mother had him removed from the force, pointing out to department officials that at 19, he was below the department's minimum required age. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Tucker

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Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $604.00