b'later saw production from 1949-1952 as the P17/P19/P22 sedan and wagon, on a longer 111inch/ 2819mm wheelbase.GM had its own post war Cadet. This car featured a light-weight unitary frame and a suspension system that took its name from the engineer who developed it, Earle MacPherson. The Cadet was shelved in 1947. MacPherson resigned and, ironically, was hired by Ford.The lack of enthusiasm at GM, Ford and Chrysler for American small cars was because the prevailing wisdom said that the cost of making small cars was only slightly less than makingTop: 1932 Model Y Ford.bigger cars. And because smallAbove: 1949 Ford Taunus.cars had to have small price tags,Below: Chevrolet Cadet. It was small cars yielded less profit. Plus,Earle MacPhersons pet project. with cheap petrol, smooth pavedWhen it was cancelled in 1947 he highways and a buyer preferenceresigned and went to Ford.for bigger cars, what was the point of diverting investment into a low profit segment?In addition, the Chevrolet, Plymouth and Ford brands were already the low-price cars. Small cars at even lower prices would steal sales and reduce profits even further.One of the senior managers whod not supported Fords small car idea was Lewis Crusoe, a former GM executive. Hed been hired 14'