Ypsilanti Historical

Ypsilanti Historical (HM1UV2)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Washtenaw County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.738', W 83° 36.484'

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and the Tucker Phenomenon

It was America's "first completely new car in fifty years"
and the vision in 1945 of Preston Tucker, who lived at 110 North Park Street in Ypsilanti. He was the general manager of his family's Ypsilanti Machine & Tool Company at 103 North Grove Street before founding Tucker Corporation. The Tucker '48, his famous creation, had an engine and transmission developed in Ypsilanti.

It was introduced in Chicago with great fanfare and public interest.
Built in Chicago, the car also had many safety innovations — including its trademark center headlight that turned with the steering wheel to light the way around corners.

"The car of tomorrow, here today!" - Tucker Corporation Advertising

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Due to financial and legal problems, only 51 Tuckers were produced.
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HM NumberHM1UV2
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284831 N 4680342
Decimal Degrees42.24563333, -83.60806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.738', W 83° 36.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 44.28" N, 83° 36' 29.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 E Cross St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, US
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