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.