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Title Preston Tucker and his battle to build the car of tomorrow / Steve Lehto ; foreword by Jay Leno.
Imprint Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Tucker automobile -- History.
Experimental automobiles -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Jay Leno; 1. An Early Morning Car Crash; 2. Preston Thomas Tucker; 3. Harry Miller; 4. The Tucker Combat Car; 5. Andrew Higgins; 6. Tucker's Automobile Plans; 7. The Pic Article; 8. The Tucker Corporation; 9. Tucker Acquires a Plant; 10. Before the Stock Offering; 11. The Tin Goose; 12. Getting Ready; 13. The Tin Goose Unveiled; 14. The Stock Offering; 15. Post-Tin Goose; 16. Gearing Up for Production; 17. The First Car off the Assembly Line-#1001; 18. The Accessories Program; 19. The End of the Dream.
20. Bankruptcy21. The SEC Report; 22. The Grand Jury; 23. Collier's and Reader's Digest; 24. The Trial; 25. The Civil Suits; 26. Preston Tucker Speaks Out; 27. Joseph Turnbull Testifies Again; 28. The Last Days of Preston Tucker; 29. The Movie; 30. After; 31. The Tucker Legacy; 32. The Fleet of Tucker '48 Sedans; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Flip; Back Cover.
Summary In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed.
Other Author Leno, Jay, writer of foreword.
Lehto, Steve.
Leno, Jay.
Other Title Print version: Lehto, Steve. Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2016 9781613749531