Dec 26 2017

Update: 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.

Update: Tucker 1029 sold for $1,625,000 (before auction commissions).


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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