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£5,500

Asking price

1946 (P) Lea Francis Saloon For Sale

  • 70,000 Miles
  • 1946
  • PDU570
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

Finished in gleaming black , complimented with contrasting hide interior , a rare car , honest and kind of charming just as it is . First registered in Coventry in July 1954, this Lea Francis must be one of the last made. originally a sales demonstrator owned by Lea-Francis themselves, being sold to Farrier Engineering of Cardiff when it was less than a year old. It then spent 30 years with a Herbert Hodgson of Newport before being acquired by another local man, David Wooley, in 1985. A confectioner by trade and the owner of a collection of classic cars, Mr Wooley spent 12 months restoring it as recounted in a newspaper article on file. Although it was in good running order, the aluminium bodywork had a few dents and the paint was past its best so it was carefully straightened out and repainted. The wooden floor sections had rotted in places so these were also replaced. The interior was restored by Spencer Brothers of Newport who refurbished the seats and fitted new carpets and headlining. Mr Wooley kept the Lea-F for the next 28 years, taking it to many shows. Various invoices show routine upkeep over the following years. very attractive with nice shiny paintwork marred only by some deterioration on the o/ s rear wing and some slight bubbling at the base of the front passenger door. The interior also looks smart although the stitching has shrunk on the front passenger seat squab. Retaining its original transferable Coventry issue number plate, it also comes with an original owner's handbook, a period sales brochure and two sets of keys.

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Hampshire
Reference number:
C1610333
Listed on:
29/04/2024
Make:
Lea Francis
Model:
Sports
Year:
1946
Seller type:
Dealer

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