1952 Triumph Renown
The vendor has kindly supplied the following information.
Bought new in 1952 by a dentist in Lancashire, the car was used as family transport for around twenty years. After the passing of the owner and his wife 1975-80 the car remained garaged at the same family home in the ownership of his daughter. The car was used again in the 1980s/1990s and was last taxed in 2001. On the passing of his daughter and her husband around the millennium the car in 2004 was passed on to a cousin in Lincolnshire. The Renown remained garaged until October 2016 when it was sold on locally. I the vendor also local acquired the car in August 2017, nothing having been done to it. My intention being not to restore the Renown but to recommission sufficiently to use and enjoy as is. Oily rag and retain the patina.
During 2018 and prior to initial starting the sump was removed and cleaned as was the rocker cover and rocker gear, valves adjusted, new oil and filter. Water hoses replaced, fuel lines cleaned and fuel pump refurbished. New old stock wheel cylinders with new seals fitted all round, new seals to the master cylinder, new flexible brake pipes and all brake piping renewed save one piece. Brake shoes all new old stock. Dynamo was changed. Some of the steering joints have been replaced. The front shock absorbers replaced with new bump stops. Plugs and points have not been replaced and nothing done to the carburettor. The car appears never to have been restored or resprayed save touching up and there appears to be no evidence of any welding to the chassis or that any might be required.
The interior and its woodwork is complete and generally good order apart from the front seat which needs some re stitching and a repair to the side of the seat base drivers side. Front bumper chrome is poor and the back one painted. Triumph actually produced some TDC models with black headlamps, this being one of them. Doors open and close nicely with no drop on the hinges. All the windows wind up and down smoothly and the quarter lights work. Roof guttering is sound.
The car is currently taxed and has been used for local runs. Drives nicely and stops well, commensurate with its age and period, however the back axle is worn and very noisy. I have two spare complete axles that could be available for any prospective purchaser. It was my intention at some point to change the axle and enjoy the car for a while longer however circumstances have now changed.
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