c.1951 Lea-Francis 14hp ‘Woody’ Shooting Brake  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Lot 411
411,c.1951 Lea-Francis 14hp ‘Woody’ Shooting Brake Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £690 (US$ 1,144) inc. premium
Lot Details
411
c.1951 Lea-Francis 14hp ‘Woody’ Shooting Brake
Registration no. MGF 577
Chassis no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • Purveyors of quality motor cars to those who preferred individuality to the banality of mass production, the long established Coventry firm of Lea-Francis recommenced production after WW2 with its 1939 range, offering 12 and 14hp models in saloon and drophead coupé forms, both of which were powered by Lea-Francis’s own Riley-style twin-cam overhead-valve four. The 14hp chassis was also used for the ‘woody’ Estate Car, which first appeared in 1946. Mechanical developments included torsion bar independent front suspension for 1950 and hydraulic brakes for 1951, at which time the headlamps were recessed into the front wings, giving the car a more modern look. Approximately 916 estate cars/vans had been made when Lea Francis ceased production in 1952 and today around 20 estates are known to the Owners Club. Owned by Barry since the mid-1970s, this example is offered partially restored and in need of completion. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve. Sold strictly as viewed.
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