Just returned from Pickering ( N/YORKS ) steam rally cant help but feel lucky the weather was great yet coming home we came into showers only a mile away soaking roads . Looked at the classic cars and one caught my eye . On a closer look it was a 1936 LEA FRANCIS it had started life as an SS saloon the company got hold of it and changed it to a strange wide copy of an SS100 with a LEA FRANCIS body as they did coach work it weighed over 3 ton was over 6ft wide and no shockers , wooden floor boards and a wood frame ( now where have I heard that before ) .
The original engine blew up on the motorway and not a thing left as it disintegrated . It now has a diesel engine as the owner said it wont go above 2.500 rev's and 60mph but will go all day . He looked for another engine and the price was £34T or £43T. He has a best friend in the National Motor Museum who helps him out the engine had Bentley pistons and Bugatti valves . Nice guy showed me all over it the chassis was like something from a wagon due to its rebuild its now written down as a 1937 . I should take my camera with me .
Edited by Jack The Lad (05/08/12 07:43 PM)