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Lea-Francis 2.5 litre Sports

Overview

Produced: 1949-1953, 77 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors, 2+2 seats
Lea-Francis 2.5 litre Sports

Lea-Francis attempted to reach a bigger market with its sports car but unfortunately this failed.  The 2,496 cc four cylinder initially produced 106 then 125 bhp at 5,200 rpm.  The Lea-Francis Sports was more of a 2+2 tourer than sporting car.

A final effort was made to save the company in 1960 with the launch of a new sports car.  This used parts from the Ford Zephyr, no longer built but with an adequate supply of parts, but the project never got beyond the prototype stage.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2496ccS4 OHV

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
100 mph0 s0 s20 mpg106 bhp 0
0 mph0 s0 mpg125 bhp 5200

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