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The R Type was a racing car built by Lea-Francis in 1928.

Three cars were built for the 1928 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.

The R Type used a chassis based on that of the earlier (and lighter) L Type just like the 1926 “Lobster” racing car. The R Type was a twp-seater racing car.

The R Type was it's natural successor, but with the rear springs raked upwards, a strengthened back axle, and a more powerful engine. The wheelbase was 8ft 9in long and the car was fitted with a 1496cc supercharged Meadows 4ED engine.