Triumph Renown




Triumph Renown

Year of production 1946 - 1954

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Renown

Category: Cars

The Triumph Renown is strictly the name given to the Triumph's large saloon car made from 1949 to 1954 but it is, in reality, part of a three-car series of the 1800, 2000 and Renown models. Together with the Triumph Roadster, they were the first vehicles to carry the Triumph badge following the company's takeover by the Standard Motor Company.

The cars were distinctively styled with what became known as Razor Edge coachwork. The six light (featuring three side windows on each side) design and the thin C pillars at the rear of the passenger cabin anticipated the increased window areas that would become a feature of British cars during the 1960s. The car's side profile resembled that of the contemporary prestigious Bentley saloons, which some felt was more than a coincidence. Similar styling subsequently appeared on the smaller Triumph Mayflower.

The body was built by Mulliners of Birmingham in the traditional coachbuilder's method of sheet metal over a wooden frame. The principal panels were constructed not from steel, which was in short supply in the wake of the Second World War, but from aluminium. It had been used extensively for aircraft manufacture during the war, which had taken place in a number of car plants (known at the time as "shadow factories") in the English Midlands. But by the mid-1950s aluminium had become the more expensive metal, which may have hastened the Renown's demise.

Produced sub-models Models

1800 Town & Country Saloon
1946 - 1949
2000 TDA
1949
Mk I TDB
1949 - 1952
Limousine
1951 - 1954
Mk II TDC
1952 - 1954

Timeline

Forum Tech corner New topic

Classifieds / Advertisement Insert new advert

Photo gallery Triumph Renown

Triumph Renown
1280 x 768 ... 147 KB
2013-04-20  udm


Our vehicles Add a vehicle

Timeline

1940 1950
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
Triumph Renown 1800 Town & Country Saloon
2000 TDA
Mk I TDB
Limousine
Mk II TDC
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1940 1950