AUTOS: Sleek and Low Down

Two new starters entered the postwar automobile race last week.

The Tucker Torpedo, a completely new car designed by a completely new company (the Tucker Corp.), looks like a backward bullet. It has a 150-h.p., six-cylinder aircraft-type engine in the rear, a fuel-injection system eliminating the carburetor, a new type of drive shaft and transmission. It is expected to weigh some 800 lbs. less than the average car, cost from $1,500 to $1,800.

So far this dream car is still largely in the dream stage. Tucker President Preston Tucker has little more than a ten-year lease (beginning next March) on a...

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