Triumph Renown
Triumph Renown
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Triumph Renown
Year 1951 / 2
Registration plate Jersey registered
Chassis Number TDB 6214 DL
Engine Number TDB 6248
Engine Capacity 2088 cc
Transmissions 3-speed manual
Mileage 17,959 recorded
Body style 4-door saloon
Interior color Red leather
Exterior color Cream
Seating capacity 6
Wheels and Tyres Original steel wheels
Asking Price £ 9,950
The Triumph Renown made its debut in October 1949, being the third iteration of Triumph’s larger post-War saloon model – following on from the 1800 and 2000 models. All these cars had a similar appearance, adopting the distinctive sharp lines of the then popular ‘razor edge’ styling that was to be found on prestigious vehicles of the time. Most of the body comprised aluminium panels over a wooden frame – a consequence of the shortage of steel in the UK post the Second World War. The Renown differed from its predecessors in having a new chassis using pressed steel sections (rather than tubing as previously employed) and the independent front suspension switched to coil springing (from a single transverse leaf spring). The model retained the 2 litre, 4-cylinder engine of the earlier 2000, which was rated at 68 bhp @4200 rpm, and drove through a 3-speed manual gearbox (column change). Contemporary magazine road tests credited the car with a 75 mph top speed and 0–60 mph acceleration time of around 24 seconds. The Renown was available until 1954, by which time production of all the ‘razor edge’ models had just passed 15,000. The number of survivors today is very small – perhaps just a few hundred – but there is a specific club dedicated to the preservation and use of these vehicles (the Triumph Razoredge Owners Club). We know nothing of this car’s origins, although the chassis/engine numbers suggest it was from late in the production run. It was imported from the UK and registered in Jersey in 1984 and has been in the hands of just a couple of enthusiastic owners since that time – the last acquiring the vehicle in 2014. Since that point the car has received much attention, including a brake rebuild/overhaul; suspension and steering overhaul and an engine overhaul/refresh. The Triumph has been lightly used, mostly locally but including touring in France, although regular use has tailed off in the last couple of years.
This Triumph Renown is a very rare survivor, having been cherished and well-cared for. Its largely original condition – it is possible the low recorded mileage is correct - will provide a new keeper with the true experience of owning and driving a post-Vintage thoroughbred. The car is Jersey registered and the local 4-digit registration number is not included in the sale. We can assist with shipping and importation processes if required. We can ship worldwide.
Although non-standard, the cream finish suits the razor edge styling well and the paintwork gleams – having benefitted from attention during recent works. Similarly, all brightwork is present, correct and in excellent condition. Additional amber indicators have been fitted to better suit modern driving conditions.
Much of the interior of the car appears to be original, although the headlining does look like it has been renewed at some point, as have the door cards. The red leather seating is well patinated. The dashboard is complete, with original steering wheel and all other wood trim – door cappings etc. – in place.
Most recently – in late 2022 – the vehicle had several £1,000’s worth of general re-commissioning and tidying work carried out. It starts, runs, drives and stops very well.
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