TUCKER — The newcomer that received the most publicity in the American auto industry, except Kaiser, was Preston Tucker. Both his method of financing and the features of his car caused much controversy. The car was styled by the renowned automotive designer Alex Tremulis. The Tucker was easily spotted from any angle At the front were three headlights The center one pointed in the direction the car was steered- The long sloping back was accented by fin-like taillights just above the rear grille. It was a rear-engined car. The powerful engine was a pancake six, modified from a helicopter engine made by Air-Cooled Motors (the remaining operations of Franklin Car Co.). A Tucker was clocked at better than 131 mph at Bonneville in 1950.