A $3 Million Tucker 48 Prototype Was Discovered Stuck in Mud Behind a Barn

Preston Tucker launched his car company after World War II. One of the biggest events in his company’s story was the unveiling of his prototype Tucker ’48–sometimes called the “Tin Goose.” Tucker’s enterprise ended a few years later and for a decade or so, the 51 cars he completed were not considered all that valuable. Today, however, a nice Tucker ’48 might auction for more than $2 million. Still, there was a time when you might see a Tucker stuck in the mud out behind a barn. Occasionally, copies of…

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