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Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow
The Tucker Torpedo is a rare vehicle not seen on the road or at a weekend cruise. It was designed as an innovative car of the future in 1948 that never was put into fast production whereby only 51 were made. Henry Ford Museum is one of the remaining 47 possessors of this historic vehicle which carries its own interesting backstory.
The author, Steve Lehto, tackles the story of Tucker's amazing rise and tragic fall, 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 questions automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: Exactly how and why was the production of such an innovative car killed?
- 272 pages.
- 6" w x 9" h x .9"d.