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Tucker Talisman

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Alex Tremulis' stillborn conceptualization for a Tucker Talisman coupe.

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Stunning to say the least.

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I always admired Tucker. I thought he was ahead of his time. If he were alive and building cars today I think he would be successful.

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When was this drawn up? It very much reminds me of the child of a boattail Riviera and the original Tucker.
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Wow, dude was a visionary. That thing is very advanced, and predictive.
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Yes, Tremulis was far ahead of his time. Most of the production Tucker's features copied by other makes took 15-25 years or more to appear. Mathmatically-calculated .cd was .27 (it was rounded up to .30 publically). Production cars didn't approach that .cd until the '80s.

Tremulis got fired from Ford in the early '60s reportedly for proposing a gyroscopically-balanced 2-wheel car. I give you Tremulis's 1961 Ford Gyron:

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reminds me of the child of a boattail Riviera

...or a 66-ish Barracuda...
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