Put aside for a moment that the one-wheel-in-front, three-wheeled car setup is inherently unstable, because when a car like the 1948 Davis Delta has this much wacky style, staying wheels-down is highly over rated.


We didn't expect to see a super-rare Davis at Ypsilant's Orphan Car Show last weekend, but there it was, in all that maroon glory. Just look at it, it's sexy weird, there's something so right and so wrong about the shape. It makes sense and yet it doesn't, like an aerodynamic door stop with wheels. It's all aluminum construction keeps weight down and a Hercules four cylinder with a mighty 60 HP gets it going, but with only 13 examples ever produced, it's a fascinating example of a terrible idea done brilliantly well.