Lea-Francis Vehicles

Lea-Francis Ace of Spades 1930-35

Engine:
Six cylinder single ohc, 1991cc, about 60bhp; (18hp) 2244cc, about 70bhp

Wheelbase:
9' 6" (Long Chassis) / 9' 3" (Short Chassis)

Track:
4' 2" (Long Chassis) / 4' 2" (Short Chassis)

Called Ace of Spades after the shape of the timing case cover, Lea-Francis’ own six was smooth running and good for at least 74mph, with an overall consumption of 24mpg.

The first chassis were very similar to the P type, but longer and in a heavier gauge; later the shorter P type chassis was used. A new closer ratio gearbox (the Duo) was fitted, as well as a new plate clutch.

Body styles included saloon and tourer, as well as coupés. In 1932 an enlarged version called the 18hp was made, but never went into production.

50 long-chassis and 26 short-chassis cars were built, of which only four long chassis survive (three in the Club), and probably 3 short chassis (two in the Club).

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