Lea-Francis Vehicles

Lea-Francis R Type racing two-seater 1928

Meadows 4ED, 1496cc supercharged

8' 9"

3' 9"

This is the recreation using some original parts as have survived of one of the team of three cars built for the 1928 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.

It used a chassis based on that of the earlier (and lighter) L type chassis, as did the 1926 “Lobster” racing car, of which it was the natural successor, but with the rear springs raked upwards, a strengthened back axle, and a more powerful engine.

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