Lea Francis 12/9 Saloon
I Bought this vehicle in 1998 and have only used it for family weddings. it was last mot'd in July 2011.
When I purchased the car it had a full respray in its original colour due to the rear end being left exposed outside.
I Have not done anything mechanically to the .....
This 1947 Lea Francis 14hp Four Light Saloon is an absolute Gem, ground up restored just before I owned it for the last ten years as part of my collection, now having enjoyed its company I have to reduce my collection and part with it.
An extract from the restorer/owner write up around 2002 states .....
Four cylinder OHV 1247cc Meadows engine.Four speed gearbox.Two seater with dickey.Body good sound condition with old paint and red leather upholstery.Recent brake reline and overhaul.In current use and drives well.Large history and information file. Ring for more details 01 732 883282 or 07903946981
Original framed advert for Lea-Francis 14 h.p. from March 1953. 66 years old in excellent condition.
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100% original, never copies or reproductions. Reverse side shows original article/advertisement.
Professionally extracted from publication and framed.
The engine is the usual 1497cc 4-cylinder Meadows unit with No. 9 Cozette blower (one size larger than standard) ... The big-ends have roller bearings, the crankshaft being built up and running in three white metal bearings...' - Leonard Potter (then owner of 'WK 7492') writing in 'The Autocar', 1942.