The Tucker was a rear engine, rear wheel drive car with four wheel independent suspension and a curb weight of 4200 pounds. The H6, OHV (overhead valve) engine had 334.1 cubic inches producing 166 bhp and 372 lb-ft was attached to a Cord 810/812 Tucker modified Tuckermatic transmission. Since there were only 51 built they are highly prized and bring very high prices at auction. The number 43 car was sold at auction in 2011 for $2.915 million.
The Tucker used a perimeter frame around the vehicle for crash protection. In addition a roll bar was integrated into the vehicle. The steering box was behind the front axle a design to protect the drive in the event of a front end collision. The windshield was designed to pop out in a collision and was made of shatter proof glass. The cars parking brake locked to prevent theft. The doors extended into the roof to ease entry and exit.