We visit Benchmark Classics in Madison, Wisconsin and take a 'short' ride in the Tucker Convertible.

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    • Glenn Hecker
      Glenn Hecker

      I gave this Like #777.

      about 15 days ago
    • Manuel Leyba
      Manuel Leyba

      This convertible was to be built for tuckers wife originally

      about 1 month ago
    • Ambi The Pirate
      Ambi The Pirate In reply to Manuel Leyba

      Nope

      about 1 month ago
    • Manuel Leyba
      Manuel Leyba

      I found out that the tucker engine came out of a bubble glass helicopter!! (Like on MASH) kinda similer to the very bad corvair

      about 1 month ago
    • Stan Taylor
      Stan Taylor

      Kind of sounds like a corvair motor.

      about 1 month ago
    • 68air
      68air

      40 executives from The Big Three disliked this video.

      about 1 month ago
    • Avenger 1
      Avenger 1

      This Convertible isn't a true classic Tucker. As I watched this video the guy kept saying they modified this and that. When you modify things then the car or whatever is NOT an original. When you restore a car or whatever is different because you're not changing anything just redoing the damage.

      This Tucker is a go replica but not an original do to the fact he modified parts of it. But all in all the car is nice .

      about 1 month ago
    • SuperExcedrin
      SuperExcedrin In reply to Avenger 1

      He never said it was a factory car, it's a custom.

      about 1 month ago
    • Frank Davignon
      Frank Davignon

      what the color code and name of that paint ?

      about 1 month ago
    • vintage car news
      vintage car news

      great job

      about 2 months ago
    • Richard Thomas
      Richard Thomas

      98% complete just missing original hard top,

      about 2 months ago
    • Richard Thomas
      Richard Thomas

      They should have found the rest of the car and put the hard top back together . They way it is now the car is worthless , still would bring 100k in parts .

      about 2 months ago
    • Very Good
      Very Good

      Once Tucker saw a Tatra it inspired him to make a car based on it but with a different body shape. The Tatra had 3 headlights and a rear air cooled magnesium engine which were produced well before the Tucker.

      about 5 months ago
    • Bryce Maynard Winter
      Bryce Maynard Winter

      Well that’s f—- boring you didn’t drive it!

      about 6 months ago
    • JOHN G
      JOHN G

      Amazing u guys actually bought the car that tucker never finished? As u guys made the car to look good it wiii take away zero value from the tucker car, because since there was no plan on the style u are the first to do this, your name should also be with the Tucker car as well,

      Great job guys and hope this hits the bushes at auction

      about 7 months ago
    • Paul Dud
      Paul Dud

      A unique car,, later on, 12 years, GM came out with the corvair , which was a spin off from Volkswagen and Tucker. Jew boy Ralhp Nadar cut us short by five or six years of corvairs in the U.S.A.. Eventually like Volkswagen,,corvair would have to stopped or changed their engine because leaded gasoline went off the market and the EPA smog rules etc.. Big nice American cars ended in the 1980's or 90's depending on opinion. Some old unique cars are a great investment etc..

      about 7 months ago
    • Sonny Haskins
      Sonny Haskins

      This is a beautifully unique and stylish vehicle for the time.....and even during this time on history there were several companies that produced rear engine/ rear wheel drive.

      about 7 months ago
    • Mystery Tour
      Mystery Tour

      I would like to have this car!

      about 8 months ago
    • Alan Blanes
      Alan Blanes

      Love an update!

      about 9 months ago
    • RideswithChuck
      RideswithChuck In reply to Alan Blanes

      I would be more than happy to give an update but I don't have a clue where it is or who owns it.

      about 9 months ago
    • Rebecca Bradley
      Rebecca Bradley

      If this car was never assembled or driven, how did it get so badly rusted, the rocker panels and that unique forward rear deck section had to be replaced? I supposed you'll tell us, next, you found the car in that abandoned Tucker warehouse nobody ever knew existed, the one that had the leaky roof, right? And Preston's prime sales pitch was his car is the only convertible on the market to feature the elegance of crude exterior rivets to tack the home-made top directly onto the outside of the body, right? And aren't you that guy who found and restored the only remaining 1949 Marlin Ranchero, which sold at Barrett--Jackson for $5.2M?

      about 9 months ago
    • UberLummox
      UberLummox In reply to Rebecca Bradley

      Yes, the lack of a definitive history is curiously left out. Google time I suppose, EDIT, and that it what I just did. I highly recommend the Jalopnik site as they always seem unbiased. They have some interesting things to say about it.

      about 7 months ago
    • Thomas Hilton
      Thomas Hilton

      Tucker was way ahead of his time.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rebecca Bradley
      Rebecca Bradley

      Great story. Can you tell us the one about the two 1934 Ford Bonnie-and-Clyde death cars? How about the mint 1965 Shelby that was found a few years ago in Death Valley for $50? Or the original Elvis Presley 1957 Corvette he bought at the tiny little Chevrolet dealer in upstate New York? How about the first 1955 Thunderbird, serial # P5FH100001? There are a lot of true Fantasy Cars out there that were never built, and have never been discovered! Maybe you could put an encyclopedia together, covering all these rare fantasy cars that never existed until they were created in some hobbyist's garage.

      about 1 year ago
    • RideswithChuck
      RideswithChuck In reply to Rebecca Bradley

      You might find some answers here. https://www.tuckerconvertible.com/

      about 1 year ago
    • RideswithChuck
      RideswithChuck In reply to Rebecca Bradley

      Do I detect sarcasm here?

      about 1 year ago
    • offplanetevent
      offplanetevent

      Semi custom resto mod.
      Two door convertibles always have longer doors. This car has the same door size as a four door.
      Tucker did not make two door models. Tucker had the designs to build them, but did not build any.
      Thanks to the big three dickheads.

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Smith
      Chris Smith

      They need a better commentator

      about 1 year ago
    • God of Stream 1215
      God of Stream 1215

      If the car went from the Tucker Factory to Lenki with the back panel for the convertible top cut into it, whether it was sheet metaled or not, it's a Tucker Convertible. It's as simple as that. There should be someone who worked at Lenki that knew or could say whether or not the back of the interior was cut for boxing or not. If it was, the only reason to have done this, would have been to make the car a convertible.

      about 1 year ago
    • Theodore Lisa
      Theodore Lisa

      according to history and movie tucker never produce a convertible he never had the chance he was put out of business so how is this even possible. please let me know.

      about 1 year ago
    • Theodore Lisa
      Theodore Lisa In reply to Theodore Lisa

      ok cool ockie ditchbank thanks for letting me know, i know a lot about tucker because i am a gear head i have a 1956 chevy 210 hot rod i built my self, and besides my grand farther had one of the tucker cars back in the fifties he showed me pictures of the car he had, i do appreciate you setting the record straight on this i thought i missed something about tucker lol

      about 1 year ago
    • RideswithChuck
      RideswithChuck In reply to Theodore Lisa

      https://www.tuckerconvertible.com/ This should help. Thanks for watching and commenting.

      about 1 year ago
    • jim james
      jim james

      This car is made up out of bits and pieces of Tuckers with a lot of fabricated body and top stuff....the factory was having trouble staying afloat and had no budget to finish the 51 sedans, let alone design a convertible before even designing a coupe....
      They had to use Lincoln steering wheels and Cord transmissions....so tell me how they could design a whole top frame system? The builder probably used a Studebaker top setup...

      about 1 year ago
    • Ambi The Pirate
      Ambi The Pirate In reply to jim james

      +SuperExcedrin Yes, the guy did try to call it a factory car, however in the years that have passed since it was completed, he may have backed off that claim, as nobody would touch it.

      about 1 month ago
    • SuperExcedrin
      SuperExcedrin In reply to jim james

      +Ockie Ditchbank, fraud? The guy took a Tucker and made it a convertible, it's called customizing. The guy isn't trying to sell it as a factory car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vince Moreschi
      Vince Moreschi

      I had the ability to buy a Tucker in 1985 when I was 27 yrs old.   I'd never heard of the thing and 35K seemed like way too much $.....How do YOU spell STUPID?  We did buy the 70 Dodge Charger SE/RT the guy had as well, Thank God!

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Haywood
      Chris Haywood

      Is this an actual Tucker prototype or a custom modified 4-door Tucker?

      about 2 years ago
    • cole varela
      cole varela

      Looks like Susie the little blue coupe

      about 2 years ago
    • mothertree
      mothertree

      It does me good to see that car enthusiasts can also have the time for real world humanity.This life has many items that may be called priceless but the greatest of these are without a doubt our families.

      about 2 years ago
    • Manuel Leyba
      Manuel Leyba

      Lincoln loaned the steering wheel to tucker,, (lincoln zephyr)..

      about 2 years ago