1948 Davis Divan

The Petersen Museum in California houses some of the greatest automotive collectibles and historical items of all time. From Steve McQueen’s Jaguar to this, one of only 17 made and one of only four with the particular engine inside.

This 1948 Davis Divan was the brainchild of a man named Gary Davis who wanted to get in on the automotive boom after World War II. He hit on a three-wheeled design and engineered some interesting and often hilarious items into the car as he did so. The Petersen Museum is looking to raise funds, via an Indigogo campaign, to restore this car to full order.


Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.