In 1949 the Triumph Mayflower was introduced, a small British car built by Triumph under their new owners, Standard Motor Company, The car used a version of the pre war Standard 10 side valve engine, that had been updated with an aluminium cylinder head and a single Solex carburettor. The column shift and gearbox were used from the Standard Vanguard featuring 3 speeds with synchromesh on all the forward ratios. The Mayflower had independent suspension at the front with coil springs were the rear axle was solid with half elliptic leaf springs. Lockhead hydraulic brakes were also fitted to the Mayflower.

Like its larger brother the Triumph Renown, the Triumph Mayflower had traditional razor edge styling. The car was constructed from steel body panels built by Fischer and Ludlow at Castle Bromwich, Birmingham to the design of Leslie Moore, the chief Designer of Mulliners in Birmingham, with help and input from Walter Belgrove of Triumph.
The Triumph Mayflower was a salon with a handful of drophead’s having been made. Triumph Mayflower production ended in 1953.

Taken with a Nikon D300, on the way to the Belper Steam Rally in June, 2010.

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the 49er With Wheels group.
    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949

  • Thanks Cee but the odds are that this is post 1949, which is why I put it in 5-6-7. I’ll be happy to put it in 49er though if you still want it


    – David J Knight

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured and really works well in monotones David, that track/road leads the eye though the image, superb work.

  • Thanks David, The car is silver so I thought B&W would work better.

    – David J Knight

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManabout 4 years ago

    Cracking shot, David.

  • Thanks Alex, I was lucky to see it in time to get out of my car

    – David J Knight

  • henuly1
    henuly1over 2 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Cheers, really appreciated

    – David J Knight

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 2 years ago

    A scene straight out of an old movie….Great black and white work….
    Cheers xx

  • All original too – apart from removing the riders florescent jacket

    Cheers Ulla


    – David J Knight

  • Laura  Knight
    Laura Knightover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful juxtaposition of elements….well done.

    You are invited to submit your beautiful still life images to A Moment in Time!

  • Thanks for your comment, it is appreciated.
    Actually we share a name – and I don’t mean Laura ☺
    David Knight

    – David J Knight

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    I love it !
    Your great arrangement and idea make this artwork so very beautiful, thank you to inspire me and million friends:)
    Best regards,
    Quote to think about; “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

  • Thanks Sunny, but Lady Luck played her part too ☺

    – David J Knight

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 2 years ago
  • Thanks so much for the feature – it is appreciated

    – David J Knight

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture and a beautiful old motorcar – they certainly made them to last in thise days !!

  • Thanks, I’ve always loved the very angular shape of the Mayflower and I was lucky to catch it out in the wild ☺

    – David J Knight

  • walela
    walela10 months ago

    Terrific shot

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