The P Type was a car built by Lea-Francis between 1927 and 1935.
The P type, with the standard single-port engine, became deservedly popular, selling almost as well as the J type and surviving in far greater numbers. Approximately 1093 were built of which at least 97 have survived. Due to its high numbers of survival, it has become the most familiar pre-war Lea-Francis.
The P Type had a 1496cc Meadows 4ED with a single carburettor which gave 38bhp. The car was also fitted with a four-speed gearbox and a single plate clutch. The top speed of the P Type was 62mph (100kmh).
The chassis was 9ft 3in long with semi-elliptical leaf springs all round. Rod-operated brakes were fitted as standard.
It was available in a variety of body styles, the most common being four-seaters and two-seaters with dickey by Avon and Cross & Ellis, but there were also many saloons. Sadly few of the latter have survived, quite a number having been converted into specials.