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Lea-Francis
Lea-Francis was formed as a cycle manufacturer in Coventry in 1895 by Richard Lea and Graham Francis. They explorered the idea of car manufacture in 1903 with an ill-fated 3-cylinder car. Motorcycle manufacture enabled the company to grow from 1912-1924 and gave them confifence to venture again into car manufacture. The Great Depression hit Lea-Francis and by 1937 they had failed. Rescued from receivership in 1937, a new Twelve and Fourteen models were announced with a twin overhead cam engine by Hugh Rose. Production restarted in 1946 with the 4-light saloon and 'Woody' Station Wagon version. From 1949 Lea-Francis had the Hugh Rose 2½litre engine, but this was problematical and did not live up to its promise. By 1953 car manufacture had ceased.
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Lea-Francis 12/40 -badge

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Lea-Francis O-type, P-type
Lea-Francis Fourteen, 14/70
Lea-Francis Fourteen, 14/70
Lea-Francis Sports
Lea-Francis Sports
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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