Wed, 16th Dec 2020 13:00

The Motor House, Warrington

  Lot 4

1950 Triumph Renown MK1 'Razor Edge' Saloon

Sold for £5,625

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: URE 661
Chassis No: TDB1765DL
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of less than 100 known survivors (from a production run of 6,501)
  • Self-evidently the subject of much past restoration work including a repaint, retrim and refurbished brightwork etc
  • Running and driving earlier this year but would benefit from recommissioning following a period of dry storage

First registered by Staffordshire Council on 5th September 1950 (or so its ‘URE 661’ number plate would imply), this rare surviving Renown MK1 belonged to John Lowe of the same county some fifty-four years later. A member of the Triumph Razoredge Owners Club, he made good use of their spares cache. Entrusted to Moorland Classic Cars of Stoke-on-Trent for attention to its cylinder head (including conversion to unleaded fuel), steering box, radiator, dynamo and braking system during 2004-2005, the saloon was subsequently treated to a rejuvenated starter motor (2010), engine overhaul (pistons, liners, bearings, water / oil pumps etc, 2012), new clutch (2012), fresh synchro sleeves (2012) and replacement wheel cylinders (2014).

Forming part of the Scotia Executive Cars Chauffeur Wedding Day and Corporate Hire fleet from 2015 – 2019, the Triumph was maintained accordingly with a variety of new gaskets and hoses being fitted as well as a new temperature gauge and thermostat etc. The subject of another cylinder head refurbishment during 2016, ‘URE 661’ entered the current ownership three years later for the princely sum of £9,000. Offered for sale due to a change of plans, this handsome Renown MK1 has seen little use over the past twelve months and would thus benefit from recommissioning.

Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, history file (dating back to 2004), Scotia Executive Cars brochure and Instruction Book.


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