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 Post subject: LEACROFT LTD - HISTORY
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:14 pm 
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A friend of mine is restoring an unusual 1948 Morgan 4/4 bodied by Leacroft. I live fairly near to Egham where Leacroft were based and I am helping him to research the history of the car. The Leacroft story is fascinating in its own right being owned by a 1930s racing driver, Robert Cowell, who then became a Spitfire pilot and later underwent a full sex change (the first person in the UK to do so I understand) to become Roberta Cowell who then continued to race as a woman. I am trying to find the details of the company and especially, what happened to the records but without much luck yet. Does anyone on the forum know anything of them? I really would be most grateful.


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 Post subject: Re: LEACROFT LTD - HISTORY
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:46 pm 
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I don't know much, but it could be possible to see pictures of that Morgan in its current state? I assume it is the same Morgan that have already been posted here? :)


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 Post subject: Re: LEACROFT LTD - HISTORY
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:04 am 
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galrot wrote:
I don't know much, but it could be possible to see pictures of that Morgan in its current state? I assume it is the same Morgan that have already been posted here? :)


Yes it is the same Morgan and I am trying to get hold of Carnut to see where the photo came from, The car was first registered in 1948 and was bought by my friends uncle in 1952. However, we don't know who the first owners were - presumably the couple in the photo! When the uncle died my friend inherited the car. I will post some photos but cannot do it just yet. However, there has been a short article with photos of the car in a recent edition of 'Automobile'. I will get the details and pass them on.

I am new to this site and couldn't see which button to use to just post a reply. I hope I got the right one!


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