In 1948, our visions of the cars of the future were more aligned to design instead of engineering. Imagine a shiny new car that looked like an airplane! By the time these prototypes would have been ready for sale, airplanes had moved on. Can you imagine the added cost of a car that came with its own automatic jacks? And if you think having three wheels makes a car more maneuverable, remember the Reliant Robin. Real innovations in automotive technology would make them more efficient, safer, and easier to use.
First to appear is the 1948 Davis Divan, the dream of California entrepreneur Gary Davis. Alas, only 17 vehicles were produced before the Davis Motorcar Company went bust.