Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow

Written By Steve Lehto
Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow
  • Publsiher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 01 July 2016
  • ISBN : 1613749562
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow written by Steve Lehto which was release on 01 July 2016, this book published by Chicago Review Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow

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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1613749562
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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 ...

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