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Triumph: Renown

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1951. Triumph Renown. Reg No: MOD 674.
October 1951.
1951. Triumph Renown. Reg No: MOD 674.
1951. Triumph Renown. Reg No: MOD 674.
1951. Triumph Renown. Reg No: MOD 674.
1951. Triumph Renown. Reg No: MOD 674.
1953. Reg No: LOR 664.
Renown Model Mascot (left side view).
Renown Model Mascot (right side view).

Note: This is a sub-section of Triumph Motor Co


The 1950 Triumph Renown saloon is designed to give touring car performance in a form that is equally ideal as a town car or for business executives and the elegant bodylines have the attractive razor-edge style so long associated with hand-built coachwork. The 2-litre engine is the same as that used in the Standard Vanguard, Triumph cars being produced by a subsidiary of the Standard Motor Co.

The new arrangement of instruments will seen in the photograph reproduced below and the other interior appointments are in the same pleasing form, with heating and de-misting equipment fitted as standard.

Colour schemes are black with beige upholstery. grey with grey and maroon with beige.

Nearly all TDBs are called "Renown" and have a flaming-torch motif radiator cap. In the 3000 cars made from January-September 1950 however, there is still the plain octagonal nut as used on the previous TD and TDA models. These cars are Coventry registrations from January 1950.[1]

ENGINE. Type: 2-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 85 mm. X 92 mm. Compression ratio: 6.7 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 68 at 4,200 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed in excess of 70 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 22-24 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 14 ft 11 ins. Height: 5 ft. 5 ins. Width: 5 ft. 4 ins. Wheelbase: 9 ft. Track: 4 ft. 3 ins. (front); 4 ft. 6 ins. (rear). Weight (dry): 2,576 lbs. Fuel capacity: 15 gallons. Tyre size: 5.75 X 16.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £775 plus £216.0.7 Purchase Tax. Total: £991.0.7.

See Also

Sources of Information

  • Roger Stone (Editor, Triumph Razoredge Owners' Club 'Globe' Newsletter)