The Tucker was an American automobile with advanced design features conceived by Preston Tucker, produced in Chicago in 1948. Only 51 Tucker automobiles were made. The company folded on March 3, 1949 amid allegations of fraud.
Innovations included a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the fastback, independent four-wheel suspension, and several automobile safety features, including a pop-out windshield, a steerable front light to see better while turning, disk brakes, seatbelts, and padded dashboard.
It has been described as an automobile ahead of its time, as many of these innovations have been incorporated into modern cars.
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