The final stamp in the passport for our tour of ex-patriate Tucker '48s will be in the United Kingdom. Tucker No. 1049 was relocated to Old Oxted, Surrey, England in 2007 after an extensive restoration in Southern California. Owner John Jackson has created a website dedicated to No. 1049 (http://www.tuckertorpedo49.com/), which includes many photographs and other information about the car.
Before traveling "across the pond," No. 1049 passed through the hands of several prominent American Tucker '48 collectors, including Bob Bahre, Dewey Bloomquist, Nick Jenin and Gene Zimmerman. In its new home, No. 1049 promptly won rave reviews at several car shows in and around London in 2008.
(Post credit; Kit Fox, TACA message board and www.TuckerTorpedo49.com; photo credit: TACA website)