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Preston Tucker Died 54 Years Ago Today

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The car maker of the future, Preston Tucker, died 54 years ago today at the age of 53. Famous for his forward thinking Tucker Torpedo, Tucker produced only 51 cars before his company folded to negative publicity and government scrutiny.

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He definitely thought ahead-of-his-time, and had he succeeded in producing more than a large handful, we'd all be driving very different vehicles, today.

And think they'd be different in a good way.

Rear-engined four-door sedan?

Sign. Me. Up.