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 Preston Thomas Tucker, Sr

Preston Thomas Tucker, Sr

Birth
Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Dec 1956 (aged 53)
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 1242 · View Source
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Automotive Pioneer. He was an automobile designer-entrepreneur and founder of the Tucker Car Corporation in 1944. In 1948, he introduced the Tucker sedan, with many innovative features that have since become widely used in modern cars. A total of only 50 cars were built and production was shut down in March 1949, amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud. Today, remaining original stock certificates for Tucker Corporation common stock are valuable to collectors and the remaining Tucker sedans command six figure amounts. Tucker was inducted into the Automobile Hall of Fame in 1999. In the Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas movie on his car company "Tucker: the Man and His Dream" (1988), actor Jeff Bridges was in the title role of Preston Tucker.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Preston Thomas Tucker, Sr (21 Sep 1903–26 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1242, citing Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .