1949 Lea Francis 2½ Litre
The final production car made by Lea Francis was the 2½ Litre produced from 1949 to 1953. Only around 80 examples were produced, many with simple and elegant roadster design.
The Lea Francis Owners’ Club is happy to report that over 40 of these cars are in their register.
|type||Limited Production Car|
|built at||Coventry, England|
|fuel feed||Twin SU H3 Carburettors|
|displacement||2496 cc / 152.32 in³|
|power||89.5 kw / 120 bhp|
|specific output||48.08 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||148.88 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Aluminum Body over Steel Chassis|
|f suspension||Torsion Bar|
|curb weight||806 kg / 1775 lbs|
1949 Lea Francis 2½ Liter Sports 5158 – sold for $110,000
Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams