A rare piece of automotive history is going up for auction


A rare piece of automotive history is going on the auction block later this month. Preston Tucker's own Tucker 48 will be auctioned off at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa by RM Sotheby's.

The car was owned by the ambitious auto entrepreneur and has since been driven by a Rockefeller and starred in a 1988 movie alongside Jeff Bridges called "Tucker: The Man and His Dream."

The car was intended to take on the Big Three auto makers but ended up failing tragically, despite some interesting features like directional third headlight and a motor inspired by a helicopter engine. Only 51 Tucker 48s were ever made, making the car extremely rare.

This particular auto, partly due to its prestigious ownership history, is expected to pull in as much as $1.5 million.