This small garden tractor was at least a small success when introduced in 1961, unlike the company’s previous venture, the Lynx.
The Unihorse – its name derived from the animal depicted on the Lea-Francis badge, a combination of unicorn and sea-horse – was powered by a BSA side-valve unit of 420cc capacity, with a three-speed gearbox.
There was a choice of rope or electric starter, and a number of optional implements could be fitted for mowing, ploughing, pumping etc, making it quite a versatile little machine.
Only a few were made before the receivers were called in in 1962, but Williams Ltd bought the rights and continued production for several years.
Currently five have owners in our Club.