1950 Lea-Francis Saloon

No Reserve

From a private collection and barn stored since 1973; last taxed in 1970; originally owned by a bank manager in Hay on Wye

So, this Lea Francis is now 71 years old, has had only three registered keepers and looks to have covered 61,700 miles in all that time. Normally it is rather tricky to determine whether this is correct but since this entry has been posted online, we have been contacted by close family friends of the initial owner back in 1950, who believe it was originally purchased from Westland Motor Company in Hereford. Apart from memories of being stuck in the back on the way to cricket matches, they also remember their pal (the first owner's son) learning to drive in it and perhaps also learning how to drive a little too fast – leading to some of the dents one still sees today!

AEU 396 has always been a local car, being sold to its second keeper who lived in Builth Wells during 1955 (apparently for £500) and subsequently passing to our vendor in the early 60s. It joined a large collection of interesting motors, and was used sparingly for a while, its last recorded MOT taking place in 1973, showing 61,686 miles.

We understand the car has been started within the last five years, but it will need a thorough going over before taking out on the road again. The interior shows lovely worn leather seats and typically crafted 1950s woodwork and although it’s a great looking 1950s saloon, it quite clearly needs some TLC all over. One of only 45 survivors known to the owner's club, it is being sold to the highest bidder……

Contact - [email protected]

Reg No: AEU396
Chassis Number: 8022
Engine Number: 7133
Engine Size: 1,768cc
Docs: Old Style Log Book, Buff Log Book, MOT from 1973

Lot 21

Lot ended

Thursday 28/10/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£4,690
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