Dec 26 2017

Profile Series: Tucker 1029 Preston Tucker’s Tucker

In the sixth of our profile series, Tucker 1029, owned by Preston Tucker and available at the January 2018 RM Sotheby's Auction, is featured.


Howard Kroplick

Tucker 1029

Original Color: Grey/500
Current Color: Grey


  • Preston Tucker: 1948-1955
  • Winthrop Rockefeller: 1955-1959
  • Max Novak: 1967-unknown
  • British Motor Car Distributers: unknown
  • Jack Bart: unknown-1989
  • Todd Werby: 1989-2004
  • Sold for $461,500 at Bonhams (April 30, 2005)
  • Lew Webb: 2005-2017

Current Owner: Estate of Lew Webb

Current Ownership Type: Private

Location: Also Viejo, California
Website: LewWebbMotorCarCompany

Profile and Images (Tucker Automobile Club of America)

Engine: Franklin 0-335, 6-cylinder horizontally opposed, 334 cubic inch, 166 HP
Transmission: Tucker Y-1

Notes/Distinguishing Features:

  • The personal car of Preston Tucker until 1955
  • One of the Tuckers test driven in 1948 at the Indianapolis Speedway
  • Featured in the 1948 promotional film Tucker: The man and the car
  • Owned by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkansas
  • One of 22 Tuckers featured in the film Tucker: A Man and his Dream

RM Sotheby's Arizona January 18, 2018

Tucker 1029 Offered without reserve. Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby's.


Dec 31 2017 PAUL DINATALE 5:10 PM

wow great tucker stuff. from the looks of the heater it appears to be electric heat element,am i correct?

Jan 13 2018 PAUL DINATALE 10:11 PM

i may of hit the unsubcribe by mistake. dont pay any attention as i love this site .  i found a old hagstrom map 35 cents that has the motor parkway in it i would like to send it to me a address.

Howard Kroplick

Paul, thanks for the feedback and map offer. My mailing address is 33 Wren Drive, Roslyn, NY 11576.

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