AUBURN, IN – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum announced the loan of a rare 1948 Tucker from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage in Chicago. The 1948 Tucker and its related interpretive objects will be on display until August 15, 2022.
Billed as ‘The First Completely New Car in Fifty Years’, the Tucker brought about excitement in design, technological innovations, and safety standards. Former Auburn Automobile Company designer Alex Tremulis penned the streamlined design. This Tucker is the eighth one built, bearing serial number #1008. It was won in 1949 by Rudy Schroeder in a raffle, who paid 35 cents for a ticket. It is powered by a four-cylinder Franklin O-335 helicopter engine that produces 166 horsepower. Tuckers utilized a re-manufactured Cord 810 vacuum-electric pre-selector four-speed transmission. When new, the Tucker sold for $2,450.
Next to the Tucker is a display engine, showcasing its unique design modified for automotive use. Two original showroom banners and a copy of the invoice and bill of sale for Tucker #1008 are on display. For more information, please visit the ACD Automobile Museum online at www.automobilemuseum.org, or on Facebook at ACDAM1974.
About Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage, and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is one of just 26 museums in Indiana accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, signifying a continued commitment to excellence, accountability, and continued institutional improvement. The museum is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! 1600 S. Wayne St. Auburn, IN, 46706 | (260) 925-1444 | automobilemuseum.org.
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