So very ahead of its time! The Tucker arrived in 1947 and was considered a 1948 model. Only 51 Tuckers were built before the company went under (largely due government harassment.) These cars were quite original in many ways: rubber torsion suspension instead of steel springs. a flat six engine in the rear. center headlight which turned with the front wheels. pop out windshield. padded dash. pre-selector transmission etc. a futuristic automobile for the time just after WW2.