The Lea-Francis Story

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. This text tells the story of the firm.

Synopsis


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 specialized 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. This text tells the story of the firm.

About the author


Barrie Price has spent a lifetime in the motor industry. he is proprietor of Lea-Francis Cars Ltd and President of the Lea-Francis Owners Club,co-founder and former Chairman of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialist's Association, former Chairman of the Bugatti Owners Club, co-founder and former Chairman of the Bugatti Trust. Barrie has owned or driven practically every type of Bugatti, and has lived in Warwickshire all of his life.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845847-06-7 • eV number: eV4706 • Published: January 2016 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £19.99 / $24.99 / €28.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V101 • Hardback • • £29.95 • 176 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-901295-01-6 • UPC: 6-36847-00101-8. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The Lea-Francis Story

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