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1922 Leach Model 22A Five-Passenger Touring< Back to Vehicles

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Martin Leach produced expensive, handsomely styled cars intended for California. The radiator badge featured the grizzly bear from the state seal and the “California” top directly addressed the local market. Touted as offering the comfort of a fully enclosed sedan as well as the open-air sportiness of a touring car, the top served neither function well. The failure of the top, combined with chronic engine problems and a very high price, doomed Leach’s efforts after some 500 cars were built. This is the only Leach known to survive.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum