Lea-Francis Vehicles

Lea-Francis Bicycles 1896-1914

Lea-Francis cycles were innovative, high-quality products.

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Lea-Francis The First Motor Car - 1903

The first Lea-Francis motor car.

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Lea-Francis 11.9hp car 1919

Alderson designed 11.9hp car. Lea-Francis first conventional motor car.

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Lea-Francis prototypes 1919-1922

Three prototypes built as Lea-Francis tried to find its place in motor car manufacturing.

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Lea-Francis C Type 1922-23

The first Lea-Francis in which Charles Van Eugen had a hand, becoming the starting point for succesful Lea-Francis motor car design

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Lea-Francis D Type 1923-1926

The first of a long line of Lea-Francis vehicles fitted with an engine supplied by Henry Meadows Ltd, and the first successful Lea-Francis car.

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Lea-Francis E Type 1924-1926

A new chassis design for 1924, but still with the Meadows 4EB engine used in the D type.

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Lea-Francis F Type 1924-1925

The same specification as a E type, but with a three-speed gearbox.

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Lea-Francis G Type 1925-1927

A shortened version of the F type, designed to be a low-cost, affordable motor car

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Lea-Francis H Type 1924-1926

A sporty motor car built on the same chassis as an E type but with a more powerful Meadows 4ED engine.

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Lea-Francis I Type 1925

The I Type shared the same chassis as the E and F Types, but had the more powerful Meadows 4EC engine.

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Lea-Francis J Type 12/22 1925-1928

The J, K, L and M Types shared the same Charles M Van Eugen redesigned chassis.

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Lea-Francis K Type 1925 - 1928

Identical to the J Type apart from its engine.

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Lea-Francis Kirkstone 1926 - 1928

Built by Vulcan at Southport, only the gearboxes were made by Lea-Francis.

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Lea-Francis L Type

The 1926 chassis with quarter-elliptic rear springs with the sporting Brooklands 12/50 version of the Meadows 4ED

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Lea-Francis Special or Lobster

The first purpose built Lea-Francis racing car

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Lea-Francis M Type

The 1926 chassis with quarter-elliptic rear springs with the 12/40 version of the Meadows 4ED

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Lea-Francis P Type 12/40 (1927-1935)

The new design of chassis for 1927, with semi-elliptic springs front and rear, fitted with 12/40 version of the Meadows 4ED engine

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Lea-Francis R Type (200 Mile Race cars) 1928

Three racing cars built for the 1928 200 Mile Race

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Lea-Francis S Type Hyper 1927-32

The famous Hyper Lea-Francis can claim to have been the first supercharged British production car.

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Lea-Francis U Type 12/22 1927-30

Identical to the P type apart from the engine and the disc wheels.

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Lea-Francis V Type 12/50 1929-1931

The V type is essentially an S type, but with a twin port head and two carburettors instead of the supercharger.

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Lea-Francis W Type 12/40 1929-32

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.

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Lea-Francis 14/40 1LFS / 16/60 2LFS

An early example of badge engineering, these impressive-looking cars were made by Vulcan Engineering of Southport, with whom Lea-Francis were associated.

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Lea-Francis Ace of Spades 1930-35

Called Ace of Spades after the shape of the timing case cover.

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