The Tucker 48 was a flash in the pan, as far as product delivered, but it left a lasting impression on most car enthusiasts. It has become one of the ultimate ‘What if…‘ questions in automotive circles.
Today we know that even without the government pushing Tucker out of business in 1948, his company still would have faced quite a tough road ahead. Established automakers like Kaiser and Packard wouldn’t survive the decade after WWII. So even though Tucker had some of the freshest ideas around, the company would have had to been on solid financial ground to weather the recession of the late 1950s.
We’ll never know just how far the upstart car company could have gone, but videos below do not yet know the fate that lies ahead of the Tucker Corporation. Instead this is just optimism and hope for the future with a new idea: