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Mar 17 2019 Chris Hansen 7:06 PM

Tucker #1043 color Waltz Blue.
Picture as taken possibly the 1970s judging by cars in the background of the picture Location Bellwood Illinois
Tucker 1043 is the most expensive Tucker sold to date at 2.915 million with fees.

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 17 2019 mark schaier 5:05 PM

Congratulations Howard and your Tucker team. The Amelia Island events something that I had know about but didn’t realize the size and prestige of the event, I am very impressed, A Pebble Beach East? Hope to go at some point in the future?
Howard where to next? THE GREENWICH Concours d’ Elegance??

From Tucker 1044 Highlights from the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (Update: 3/17/19)

Mar 17 2019 Al Watson 4:35 PM

I don’t have a clue. But…..a great find.

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 17 2019 steveL 4:14 PM

#1043 Ohio barn find, originally blue metallic. Sold at BJ for $2.9M . Believed to be overseas.

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 17 2019 Roger A Price 2:43 PM

Howard,
Mazel tov on your Tucker award at Amelia Island.  It’s well deserved.  It was an honor to see the Tucker at your shop a few weeks ago.
All the best,
Rog

From Tucker 1044 Highlights from the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (Update: 3/17/19)

Mar 17 2019 Rich 2:35 PM

The number of viewer comments, their enthusiasm and praise are wonderful!

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Mar 17 2019 Walt Gosden 12:03 PM

Thank you for all the great pictures and the video. Wonderful to see and all your family as well. A great memorable experience for all .Congratulations again. Once again Howard, you stepped up to see a historic car restored to the way it was when new and share the joy with all of us. Those of us living on Long Island are especially lucky to see your cars in person.

From Tucker 1044 Highlights from the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (Update: 3/17/19)

Mar 17 2019 Jim Ryan 8:09 AM

This is a picture of Tucker # 1043. I think it was taken in 2011 a couple of years before it was sold at Auction.

Tucker Torpedo #1043 sat outside of a driving range in Bellwood IL for years, painted pink and white, until being purchased, restored and sold to a private collector in Arizona.

In 2013 this Tucker sold for $ 2.9 million dollars at the Barrert Jackson Auction. Making this the most expensive Tucker ever sold.


On reason this Tucker is so Valuable is that it has it’s original engine.


Original Color was Waltz Blue.
It’s current color is Waltz Blue.

Jim Ryan, Long Island Buick Club

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 16 2019 Steve Lucas 7:57 PM

That’s Tucker # 1043 which was originally painted Waltz Blue at the factory. According to http://www.jalopyjournal.com, the photo is from 1957 but I doubt that judging by the car in the upper left corner. I’m going to guess around 2005 or so, a few years before Ron Pratte had it restored. The significance is that it is the most expensive Tucker sold (so far) with a hammer price of $2.65 million ($2.915 million with premium) at the January, 2012 Barret Jackson auction. The Tropical Rose & Snowshoe White colors were from the car being used a promo piece for a suburban Chicago golf driving range which utilized the same color scheme in the 1950’s.

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 15 2019 Ted Reina 11:59 PM

I’m taking a shot at this one. I was searching the web and found that a 48 pink& white Tucker was being asked about,what happened to it?,the reply was,it was restored to its original color Waltz Blue #1043. I found this on H.A.M.B.jalopyjournal.com

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 15 2019 frank femenias 10:07 AM

Meeting John Oates, how cool is that! “She’s Gone”, one of my all-time favorites

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Mar 14 2019 Ken Northcraft 11:42 PM

Modeled #1043 as it was seen prior to restoration in 1/18 scale….Some think it is rather attractive.  Used as an advertising sign to attract attention to Miniature Golf Course. It became the highest bid price ever on a Tucker Automobile ($2.915 Million with fees) and is now back to its factory Waltz Blue!

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 14 2019 Brian D McCarthy 7:56 PM

Very cool that you all met up with John Oates. Haven’t thought about Hall & Oates for a long time. Mike & Sean could double as his body guards!

From Forbes: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Through The Eyes Of A Rock Legend

Mar 14 2019 Brian D McCarthy 7:09 PM

I’ll look on your map soon, Frank. Hopefully no cars collided into the walls back then, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this occurred. It seems like the pkwy was widened more so to the north over time. There may be a bit of the wall remaining & hidden on the south side. I didn’t notice any gateway walls near Rte 110 ( Nassau & Suffolk ) on the old aerials. Maybe the novelty wore off? Let’s just plop a boring sign in the ground.

From Update- Mystery Foto #9 Solved: The Northern State Parkway Gateway in 1933

Mar 13 2019 Mike Cain 2:27 PM

Congratulations Howard! The car looks fantastic and having the Tucker family there with you I’m sure impressed everyone including the judges. Wish I could have been there. I’ve been to the Amelia event twice and it’s a beautiful setting for a car show.

From Tucker 1044 Highlights from the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (Update: 3/17/19)

Mar 13 2019 frank femenias 1:12 PM

Brian, just updated the online map for the gateway walls and located the south wall on the dirt shoulder exactly at the dark blue “Litter Removal ” sign (third on the right) in your ‘Now’ photo. Need to pay a visit there for a closer look.

From Update- Mystery Foto #9 Solved: The Northern State Parkway Gateway in 1933

Mar 12 2019 Tom 7:51 PM

I like that sporty roadster with the light top in the center, looks like a ‘30 or ‘31.

From Update- Mystery Foto #9 Solved: The Northern State Parkway Gateway in 1933

Mar 12 2019 Francis G. Clax 1:09 PM

Congratulations and more!

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Mar 12 2019 frank femenias 12:52 PM

Great house hunting, 193 East Broadway it is! I missed it. The house and store still stands today. The sidewalk in the mystery photo was converted into walkway steps to the house. The one-way street has also changed direction today. So this view is looking South.

From Mystery Foto #10 Solved: A Mack AC Truck on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn (Circa 1917-1918)

Mar 12 2019 Howard Kroplick 12:42 AM

Sebastian Dagostino:

Howard, That is a Mack truck, with solid rubber tires from the early 1940’s.  I am 80 years old and remember my father driving one.  The truck had a 600+ci gas engine, and chain drive from the transmission to the rear wheels.  No rear differential axle!
Sebastian

From Mystery Foto #10 Solved: A Mack AC Truck on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn (Circa 1917-1918)

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