Richard Lea and Graham Francis began their company in Coventry building bicycles in 1895 and made their first car in 1903.  The company primarily made vehicles with a sporting emphasis.  There have been five different car-making ventures involving the name Lea-Francis, the 1980’s “Ace of Spades” model being the last type to be produced.

1950 Lea-Francis Woody Estate. Model by Lansdowne
1950 Lea-Francis 2.5 litre Sports. Model by Matrix