1948 Tucker Torpedo
1948 Tucker Torpedo

Preston Tucker's car company didn't last long. Only 51 of these cars were produced before Tucker closed up shop in 1949. Of those, a surprising 47 still exist.

Tucker wanted his car to be the most advanced and safest on the road, so he crated a rear-engined car with disc brakes, fuel injection, and a padded dashboard, all rarities at the time.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated December 14 2011: 10:56 PM ET
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