April 29, 2021


Leach Biltwell Motor Co. (1920-1923)
Los Angeles, California 

This is a Leach radiator emblem (dates)     mjs
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The Leach Power Plus Six was 60 hp six-cylinder automobile introduced in 1920 as five- and seven-passenger touring models. A sporty roadster version was added in 1921. The Leach was an expensive automobile but was liked by Hollywood film people. 

In 1922 the engine was increased in size to 100hp and a companion car called the California appeared in 1923. But the company was in serious financial trouble. Leach cars offered in 1923 were simply 1922 models at a lower price and production of the Leach was discontinued that year. 

Total production of the Leach was less than 300 cars.


The Leach carried a small cast metal radiator emblem in the form of a grizzly bear standing on four legs, see example shown below:

This is a Leach touring car with radiator emblem (1922)  pam

Close-up showing the Leach radiator emblem (1922)

This is the painted cast metal Leach radiator emblem shown above at the top of tis post. This Leach radiator emblem is rare.

The following Leach nameplate was displayed on the dash and is rare.

This is a Leach nameplate (1920-1923)    mjs

The Leach name was also displayed on the hubcaps, see example shown below:

This is a Leach wire wheel hubcap (1920-1923)   dkc

The following is the Leach wire wheel hub emblem. This Leach hub emblem is rare.

This is a Leach hub emblem (1920-1923)   sam

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