AUTOS: New Driver?

Even his dealers were about ready to give up on Preston Tucker last week. Said a committee claiming to represent 500 of them: "Preston Tucker is so embroiled in litigation that his services to the [Tucker Corp.] are of doubtful value . . . Under present management there will never be a Tucker automobile in mass production." The dealers wanted to buy out Tucker's controlling interest in the auto company and put in a boss with "a background of successful... experience." Preston Tucker said that he would step down "if it would insure adequate financing to produce automobiles."

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