The Lea-Francis Story

by Barrie Price
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Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (17 May 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1845849574
ISBN-13: 978-1845849573
Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
Condition: A

The Lea-Francis company was founded in 1895, in Coventry in the UK, under the aegis of R.H. Lea. It originally built cycles and motorcycles, but, by the 1920s, was established as a manufacturer of high quality sporting cars. From the 1930s to the 1960s, Lea-Francis specialised in medium-sized cars, built with great care and the best quality components. Successful in motorsports, “Leaf” was an innovative company, but a lack of regard for good business principles led to fluctuating fortunes throughout the company’s long life. In The Lea-Francis Story, Barrie Price draws on his lifelong association with Lea-Francis cars to tell the complete and fascinating story of the company.