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Series of Articles on the Rise and Fall of Preston Tucker and the Tucker Corporation in the Detroit Automotive News 1947-1950. Also in these issues are brief articles on the Playboy Motor Car Company of Buffalo, NY. Detroit Automotive News: Detroit, July

Illustr, 15.5 x 11, black pebbled cloth, pagination varies. Ex-corporate library, couple of volumes have cracked inner hinges, light creasing, tears/edge tears, toning, occasional red pencil marks else very good. Some of the articles: "Tucker Stock Selling," "Tucker Denies Fund Misuse," "Tucker Removing Frills," "Tucker Closes Plant for SEC Probe," "Hughes Disavows Stock Interest In Tucker," "Tucker Dealers Organize," "Tucker Faces Trail in Receivership Suit," "Judge Approves Auction of Tucker," "Tucker FinalLy Obtains Patent for His Auto," "Witness Says Tucker Juggled Books," "Tucker's Assets Bring $460,000.00 in 3-Day Auction." Much, much more. Another short-lived company was the Playboy Motor Car Company of Buffalo, NY, in business from 1947-1951, producing 97 cars before going bankrupt. In the issues there's one full page ad showing the plant and a few articles, i.e., "Playboy Making Its Bid for Mass Production," "Playboy Reports $640,000.00 Raised from Franchisees," "Dealer Plan Fails, Playboy Heads for Bankruptcy." Other stories: deaths of William S. Knudsen and Charles W. Nash, Chrysler's 25th, Hudson's 40th and Packard's 50th anniversaries. Some of the ads: Austin, Buick, Chrysler, DeSoto, Hudson, Keller, Nash, Olds, Renault, Willys. A total of 7 volumes, sold as a lot only.

Book Id: 98-9120

Price: $750.00

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