After World War II many wartime aircraft manufacturers thought that returning servicemen would be clamoring to continue flying, so the industry was shifted from warbirds to funbirds. From 1945 to 1949, the Aeronautical Corporation of America (Aeronca) built a number of planes that now qualify as LSAs. After Aeronca folded, other manufacturers took over and reproduced the same design for many years.
The Aeronca Champion (affectionately known as the Airknocker or Champ) was one of the more popular models and is still widely available—and flyable—more than a half century later. The performance specifications are a little more impressive than the Piper Cub, but still are in the category of “low and slow.” You can buy a Champ for less than a Cub and the prices don’t go down, so they’ve been popular with new student pilots for many years.
By the way, there are over 25 models of Aeronca aircraft that qualify as LSAs. They are a good option.