Tucker #52 at ACD Museum 2/25/17 @2pm

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26 Feb 2017 16:36 #32561 by 1748 S
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Mike the car being built off the original rolling chassi or thin air was a sedan. Not the convertible that so many have discussed in depth to authenticity as being an unknown convertible made just after or as the Tucker empire was closed. I do not know enough about the "convertable" to venture a guess as to it being something the Tucker engineers were secretly building...
My 37 Beverly was owned by a Mr. Hamlin from 1949 thru 1951 or so as I recall from my historical docs. Randy ema knew him and was the Tucker president for some time back in the 1960s when he owned two Tuckers. Randy told me he would show off the new European car he just picked up so to say and Randy too would drive something he had just purchased to counter what Mr. Hamlin had just shown. Sounds like they were good friends.

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27 Feb 2017 06:34 #32564 by Joe Holderman
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During the presentation, the speaker explained that #52 was built from leftover parts. The rolling chassis had been built on the assembly line at Tucker but the rest was pieced together with NOS parts, with two exceptions - the rear doors and roof had to be fabricated. So if #52 couldn't be completed with a roof (without one being made) I wonder if the "convertible" shared the same problem, but with a different solution?

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27 Feb 2017 17:14 #32568 by 1748 S
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Joe Holderman wrote: During the presentation, the speaker explained that #52 was built from leftover parts. The rolling chassis had been built on the assembly line at Tucker but the rest was pieced together with NOS parts, with two exceptions - the rear doors and roof had to be fabricated. So if #52 couldn't be completed with a roof (without one being made) I wonder if the "convertible" shared the same problem, but with a different solution?

Thanks for this great information. any chance the person telling you this was named Martin?

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28 Feb 2017 03:00 #32573 by Joe Holderman
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Couldn't recall his name, but the website says the presentation was given by Sam Grate, Collections Manager.

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02 Mar 2017 20:22 #32587 by Justin Kerns
Justin Kerns replied the topic: Tucker #52 at ACD Museum 2/25/17 @2pm
There is more information on Tucker #52 in this article:
www.oldcarsweekly.com/blogs/under-the-ho...52-52nd-car-51-built

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