1952 Triumph Renown Razor Edge TDC

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*Please note, mileage is actually 24,325*


  • Sharp ‘Razor Edge’ styling
  • A very rare model
  • Lovely condition

The Appeal

The Triumph Renown is a fantastic homage to the modernist design philosophy of the 1950s. Its ‘Razor Edge’ styling gives it something on an Art Deco aesthetic which is a rare sight indeed. And with fewer than 3,000 Renowns having come out of the Triumph factory, it certainly is an unusual sight on the road today. 

This car is in good all round condition, with good paint, a nice two-tone vinyl interior and nicely polished veneers. It is said to have received extensive mechanical attention from its previous owner and has benefitted from a recent brake system overhaul.

Having previously been used as a wedding car, this Triumph could happily be pressed into this type of service again. Or it could equally just be enjoyed for what it is: a lovely meander down a quiet backwater of our motoring history. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 25th September 1952
  • Five owners since new
  • Road Tax and MOT exempt 
  • Previous owner invested thousands in restoration
  • Previously used as a wedding car
  • V5C in owner’s name
  • Heritage certificate

The Interior

  • Tan and cream vinyl upholstery in good condition throughout
  • Veneered dashboard and door cappings
  • No chips or delamination to the wood
  • Charming array of gauges
  • Ammeter, oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge , temperature gauge and clock
  • Steering column mounted gear change
  • Excellent visibility from the large windows all round
  • Generous amounts of legroom, afforded by the long wheelbase chassis
  • Spare wheel present
  • No Radio fitted

The Exterior 

  • Distinctive rectilinear styling
  • ‘Razor edge’ lines throughout
  • Substantial front radiator grille and mascot 
  • Cream paintwork well presented
  • Some minor scuffs and blemishes
  • Rear-hinged front doors allow entry and exit with ease
  • Excellent chrome plated trim all round
  • Steel wheels in good condition with chrome hubcaps plus spare wheel

The Mechanics 

  • 2,088cc four-cylinder engine
  • Three-speed gearbox 
  • The previous owner reportedly invested a considerable sum in the car’s maintenance
  • The hydraulic brake cylinders are said to have been replaced at this time
  • Track rod ends replaced by the current owner
  • New starter motor recently fitted
  • Said to start, run and stop exactly as it should
  • Overdrive fitted


There’s something indefinably endearing about this Triumph Renown. Its Razor Edge styling is brilliantly avant grade and yet the dark wooden dashboard is comfortingly traditional. It is a car with personality, a trait which we're enduringly fond of.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1952
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Renown Razor Edge TDC MK11
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 24,325 Miles
  • Engine size 2088
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Manchester
  • Location NOT STATED
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
32 bids
  • pa•••• £7,000 13/12/22
  • br•••• £6,900 13/12/22
  • pa•••• £6,800 13/12/22
  • RA•••• £6,700 13/12/22
  • pa•••• £6,600 13/12/22
  • RA•••• £6,500 13/12/22
  • pa•••• £6,400 13/12/22
  • RA•••• £6,300 13/12/22
  • pa•••• £6,200 12/12/22
  • pa•••• £6,100 12/12/22

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