Triumph Renown

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Triumph Renown

Following on from the earlier 1800 & 2000 saloons, the Triumph Renown was introduced in 1949 as a luxurious up-market saloon. The distinctive razor edge styling carried over from its predecessor, gave limousine style looks, and indeed a limousine version of the Renown was produced from October 1951 to June 1953. It was an expensive car and in 1951 the price tag was £1285 including purchase tax - nearly double the price smaller Triumph Mayflower for that year. In 1952 the Mk II version was introduced with minor refinements being made along with a 3 inch increase in wheelbase. Sales dropped off soon after this however, and production of the Renown ended late in 1954.


 

Specifications

Model

Renown

Years Produced

1949-1954

Body Type

4 door saloon, all steel

Length

15ft 1in

Width

5ft 4in

Weight

2050lb

Engine

4 cylinder inline 2088cc

Power

68 bhp @ 4200 rpm

Gearbox

3 speed manual, optional overdrive

Driven Wheels

Rear

Brakes

Drums front & rear

Front Suspension

Independent, Coil spring & wishbone

Rear Suspension

Leaf Spring, live axle

 

Performance

Model

Renown

Top Speed

75 mph

0-60 mph

30.0 seconds

Fuel Consumption

20 mpg approx

 

Useful Links

Club Triumph

Triumph Owners Club New Zealand

Triumph books at Amazon.co.uk

 

Gallery