A unique Lea Francis 14 H.P. Sports Two-Seater. According to the factory build sheet this rare Lea Francis was built in the summer of 1948. Mr Ross first registered it in England on the 17th August 1948. The beautifully designed aluminium bodywork only weighed 1,000 kg and in combination with the powerful 1800 engine it had extremely good driving characteristics. Of the original production run of 188 only 46 have survived worldwide. Only one however has a unique race provenance, and it just happens to be this car. It successfully completed the ‘Rally des Alpes’ in 1950. This 1,600-kilometre rally went straight through the Alps in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Mr Ross finished 8th overall, a very high place considering the competition of the Jaguar sponsored XK 120’s! The unique history of this Lea Francis has been excellently recorded. There is even a 1956 invoice relating to a rebuild as well as rally papers, a 50’s rally photo book, a handbook and many maintenance invoices. The splendid bodywork has a unique patina, bringing the saying ‘it is only original once’ to mind! Mechanically it is in excellent working order and drives beautifully. It has clocked up some 10,000 miles since the last rebuild. This is truly a rare car with a matching exceptional rallying history, allowing it access to any rallying event worldwide. Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom
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