18hp saloon 1

Outwardly identical to the 14hp six-light saloon, the 18hp saloon was launched in 1949 along with the Sports of the same engine size.


 Engine: Lea-Francis 2,496cc, 90 or 95bhp
 Wheelbase: 9' 3"
Track 4' 4"

In the saloon the engine had only a single carburettor, but still gave 95bhp with the 6.8:1 compression ratio and managed to perform creditably in spite of its 27cwt. A specially tuned car was even timed at 105mph.

Luxuriously appointed and with plenty of power to pull its high top gear, it was sadly not a commercial success, and only 80 of these handsome saloons were made. Very few survive.

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