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The W Type was a car built by Lea-Francic between 1929 and 1932.

The W Type was intended to rival the popular Riley Nine Monaco. The cars were fitted with the 1496cc Meadows 4ED with single carburettor which produced 38bhp.

The W Type (or Francis saloon) had a light fabric body with a small boot on a slightly modified P Type chassis with a 10 degree sloping radiator, and was generally lower-built and less ‘perpendicular’ than the earlier saloons.

189 W types were made, but of the 20 or so survivors only five have the original body.