1950 Lea Francis 2.5 Sports

Mileage 3269
Engine 2496 cc
Rego LF 1950
Only just arrived . Rarely seen on the market especially in Aust. First time on the market in 19 Yrs my client purchased the vehicle from our friends at Shannons Auctions.  One of 11 imported into Aust by Disney Motors of Elizabeth St , Melbourne on Oct 27th 1950. The car was originally sold to a Mr Brian Waldron whom used the car on a daily basis until his passing in 1995. The car was then sold and restored and subserquantly made its way to our client as detailed above. Hard to believe that for the past 70 Yrs its only had three owners.  Build numbers total 78 and approx 40 are known to have survived. Richard Henry Lea and Graham Inglesby Francis commenced manufacturing bicycles in Coventry in 1895. the firm made its first 4-wheel vehicle in 1903 and its first motorcycle in 1912. "Leafs" were produced in a variety of models and during the 1920's and 30's were a familiar site on motor racing circuits throughout Europe. Whilst the last Lea - Francis was sold in 1954 and the Company liquidated in 1962 there is still hope that one day a new " Leaf" may again be produced. Contact Ben Finnis for more details - 0411 744 190 Back