Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tucker No. 1045 on Display in Melbourne, Australia this Weekend

Hot off the "Google Alert" presses:

"A rare Tucker car made famous in a Hollywood movie with Jeff Bridges has arrived in Australia for a three-day international classic car show in Melbourne starting on Friday.

The Tucker, worth more than $1 million and one of just 50 ever made in 1948, is powered by a rear-mounted helicopter engine.

The designer and builder of the car, Preston Tucker, was brought undone by legal and financial battles, but his car became a legend.

A Melbourne businessman bought the Tucker in the United States in August for $US1.14 million ($A1.15 million).

It will be one of more than 80 classic cars driven through Melbourne on Friday morning as a prelude to the Motorclassica, the Australian International Concours d'Elegance and Classic Motor Show."


Check the Motorclassica website for more information about this exciting event "down under!"

(Post credit: Jay Follis and the Sydney Morning Herald; photo credit: TACA website)

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