Sunday, August 22, 2010

Miscellaneous Tucker Memorabilia

From Diamond Matches "Classic Cars" Series
The July 2010 issue of our printed monthly newsletter, Tucker Topics, included Reggie Foote's "Foote Notes," which mentioned a series of Diamond Match kitchen match boxes featuring Tucker No. 1041 (as well as other classic American cars of the 40s, 50s & 60s).  Founding TACA member Bev Ferreira and his wife, Dorothy, were the proud owners of No. 1041 (Dorothy passed away in July 2008, followed by Bev in February 2009).  No. 1041 was sold at auction in June 2009 for $853,100 (including fees).

Tucker No. 1041
Bev purchased No. 1041--then painted black--for $5,000 in 1970 from the collection of the famous Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco, CA.  He drove the car regularly, bringing it to many TACA conferences over the years.  Images of distinctive yellow No. 1041 may also be found on posters and calendars--and possibly a postage stamp from a former Soviet republic!


(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credits: and TACA websites)

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