1948 Davis Divan

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1948 Davis Divan. In 1948, Gary Davis built approximately 12 three-wheeled vehicles with aluminum body construction and a pronounced aero dynamic shape and one very wide seat that was advertised as being able to accommodate four people. Although it can only accommodate three in reasonable comfort. Gary Davis for all his efforts ended up doing a couple years in prison. He did two years in prison because he sold dealer franchises, took deposits on cars and sold securities without permits before he was able to spool up production. He was closed down. He was forced to close down very soon after that although there was still a movement as late as 1950 to get the car back in production.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum