The Davis Divan (also dubbed the Californian) was debuted in 1948.
Advertised as 'the car of the future', this was certainly an unusual vehicle with aircraft-inspired styling, aluminum body construction, three-wheeled car. At a time directly following World War II, automakers were attempting to catch the eye of the public; Gary Davis unveiled a particularly odd vehicle.
Though the effort never reached fruition, Davis did raise enough money from investors to construct 17 of these unique three-wheelers. The car could hold four passengers and was Hercules powered.
The Davis was going to be the least expensive car in production, with a price tag of just $995.
The chassis under this Davis is from the original 'California.' This Davis Devin is number 10 of the 13 built and is the only one with a flathead Ford V8 engine.