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The Lea-Francis Story

The Lea-Francis Story
A Veloce Classic Reprint Out of print for years, now reprinted in revised and updated paperback form

By Barrie Price
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V4957 Paperback 25x20.7cm 176 pages 260 b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845849-57-3


£ 27.50 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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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. The Lea-Francis Story tells the story of the firm.

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Founded in 1895 under the aegis of R.H. Lea, the company 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 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 tells the complete story of the firm.

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A superbly thorough history by the man who has kept the company name alive for half a century.
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