Lea-Francis Vehicles

Lea-Francis W Type 12/40 1929-32

Engine:
Meadows 4ED, 1496cc with single carburettor, 38bhp

Wheelbase:
9' 3"

Track:
4' 2"

Intended to rival the popular Riley Nine Monaco, the W type or Francis saloon had a light fabric body with a small boot on a slightly modified P type chassis with a 10 degree sloping radiator, and was generally lower-built and less ‘perpendicular’ than the earlier saloons.

189 W types were made, but of the 20 or so survivors (10 in the Club) only five have the original body.

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