Lea-Francis 14hp Sports 1947
The first example
in October 1947 The engines were considerably uprated, with
high-lift camshafts, twin carburettors, and 8:1 compression on all
except the early units. The chassis was the same as the saloon’s,
only a foot shorter, with the beam front axle and rod brakes. In
spite of the weight of just on a ton it performed extremely well,
and an enthusiastic road test in The Autocar reported a top speed of
87mph and quick acceleration, with steering and brakes to match.
only 111 of these cars were produced, making way for the 2˝ litre
car in 1949. 46 in the Club and other known survivors.Engine:
1767cc 87bhp Wheelbase: 8' 3" Track: 4' 4"