H/T Road And Track.
Does the Tucker Tiger is exist if so will it be found?
Called the Tucker Tiger, it was quicker and lighter than comparable tanks of the day. But when the military didn’t commission it, it disappeared after WWII started.
Preston Tucker is well known today for the cars he built after World War II, but there is one vehicle he built before the war which–if it still exists–might be worth some money as well. Tucker explored the possibility of furnishing goods to the military as the war approached, and he imagined an armored vehicle driven by a powerful engine, racing around a battlefield faster than the lumbering army tanks of the day. He developed a prototype which he called the Tucker Tiger Tank. The vehicle was wheeled, not tracked, so it would more properly be considered not a tank but an armored car. It was also fast, powered by a Packard V12 engine famed engine builder Harry Miller had modified for the application.
Although World War II had not started yet, everyone knew a European conflict was likely coming. But the US Army had already decided against buying armored vehicles like Tucker’s, opting instead for lighter reconnaissance cars. They passed on Tucker’s design and the rest–as they say–is history. Except, of course, for the prototype. We know Tucker built one. There are several photos of the vehicle and there is even film of the car being driven over an obstacle course. It spent time in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and was probably also demonstrated for the military at a proving ground. But we never heard of it again after the war started. Does it still exist? If so, where is it?