I was delighted to read the letter from Mrs. Gallagher with details of the sports La Licorne owned by Mr. Searle. I thought that this was a completely forgotten make. I own a 1921 or-so La Licorne tourer that has been modified for farm work by sawing the rear of the body off and removing wings, lamps, running board, windscreen etc. I have been slowly restoring this car and over the last three years have managed to get the engine running and the electrics rewired and working. These cars were imported into this country for two years only, 1920 and 1921, and although good performers were, I suppose, too expensive. A La Lacorne won the Monte Carlo rally in 1930 and this was the smallest capacity vehicle to win until the “Mini”.
I would dearly love to find other La Licorne owners. I know of one that Was sold at Sotheby’s some years ago but this seems to have been a 1929 model. So perhaps I have what is now a “unique” Unicorn. Restoration work progresses slowly, because I like to feel that not only does it look correct but that it is correct, but it does progress.
Hastings N. G. BACON