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Lea-Francis 14 Sports

(1947 model)

Brief specs of 1947 Lea-Francis 14 Sports

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Lea-FrancisIssued from1947
Model14 SportsIssued until
Serie14Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLea-FrancisCountryCH

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4191 mm / 165.0 in / 165.0 inTotal (curb) weight1016 kg / 2240 lb / 2240 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerLea-FrancisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.75
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.75 cm3/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.9 kW / 10.7 hp / 10.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.807 bhp/cu in / 0.807 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.30 s / 13.30 s / 13.30 sTop (maximal) speed137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.6 kW/ton / 64.9 bhp/ton / 64.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lea-Francis 14 Sports

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