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.