Tucker 48 is a vehicle seen in the film.
The Tucker 48 (named after its model year) was an advanced automobile conceived by Preston Tucker and briefly produced in Chicago in 1948. Only 51 cars were made before the company folded 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 allegations were proven baseless in court with 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 1988 movie, Tucker: The Man and His Dream is based on Tucker's spirit and the saga surrounding the car's production. The film's director, Francis Ford Coppola, is himself a Tucker owner and displays his vehicle on the grounds of his winery. Coppola's friend and protégé, filmmaker George Lucas, is another notable owner. The Tucker 48's original proposed price was said to be $2,450, but the actual 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. It is a common error to call the "Tucker 48" the "Tucker Torpedo". This name was never used in conjunction with the actual production car, and its name was officially "Tucker 48".
- After the Tucker Corporation closed down in 1950, Preston Tucker later join up with Ukrainian auto maker; Alexis de Sakhnoffsky to build a new sports car but upon Tucker's return to the US from Brazil, Tucker was diagnosed with lung cancer and later died at the age of 53 of pneumonia as a complication of his cancer on the 26th December 1956.
In The Film
- Manute drives this car.
|Sin City||Buick Century - Cadillac Fleetwood 75 - Cadillac Series 62 Convertible - Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad - Chevrolet Corvair Monza - Chevrolet Special De Luxe - Chevrolet Styleline De Luxe - Ferrari 348 GTS - Ford F-100 - Ford Thunderbird - GMC Suburban - Imperial Sedan - Jaguar XK-E - Kawasaki Kz1000 - Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL - Porsche 550 Spyder Replica - Volkswagen Convertible - Volkswagen Station Wagon|
|Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Cadillac Series 62 Convertible - Chevrolet Bel Air - Chevrolet Corvette C1 - Dodge Diplomat - Ford Mustang - Harley-Davidson Sportster - Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special - Lincoln Continental Executive Limousine - Tucker 48|