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LEA-FRANCIS 12/40 HP P/V/W TYPE

Saloon, tourer, fixed head coupé, drophead coupé, 2-seater sports.

The P-type was the firm's staple product in last years of vintage period, and they were even selling them as late as 1935. It's got a Meadows 4ED engine with four speed 'box, (and right hand change), a mounted in conventional cart sprung frame with 111ins wheelbase. From '31 on, cars were fitted with lower final drive ratios. W-type was the firm's answer to the Riley Nine Monace, a 6-light fabric bodied saloon. 10 degree slope on radiator distinguishes this one. V-type is the Weymann bodied coupé; to all intents and purposes, a non-supercharged Hyper Leadf, using the twin port Meadows engine, producing 50bhp with aid of twin carbs. Very rare and the last three made fitted with W-type radiator.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1496cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1927 to 1935  
Number produced:
1381