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Preston Tucker

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Birthday
21, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 26, 1956 (53)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 26, 1956 (53)

About

Creator of the innovative 1948 Tucker Sedan, which introduced many features that came to be standard on automobiles.

Before Fame

He greatly hyped up his Tucker '48 Sedan before it ever came out, calling it the result of 15 years of design and outlining its many new features.

Trivia

His company was pursued by the SEC from the beginning, which had previously seen a large grant to another small automaker wasted. The close scrutiny led many auto dealers to reconsider selling his car.

Family Life

He was born near Capac, Michigan, losing his father at age two to appendicitis.

Associated With

His story of a good car idea that ultimately went bust mirrored that of another independent carmaker, John DeLorean.