The perpetual lure of the three-wheeler. In more recent years, it’s an easy way to get around all the regulations governing genuine automobiles. But in 1947, it was just something radically new and different, like the Davis. Let’s rearrange the traditional automobile, and make it better.
Some 15 to 17 were ever built, before Gary Davis’ operation was shut down due to unpaid payroll and other irregularities. Davis eventually spent time in jail for fraud. The immediate post-war years were ripe for this kind of thing (Tucker, etc.). A little Hercules flathead four powered the Davis; old school in that regard.