Dinky 040b/151 Triumph 1800 Saloon

The Dinky 40b was first issued in 1948 and was based on the Triumph 1800 Saloon, first released in 1946. Dinky's use of the nomenclature "Triumph 1800" for the model was correct as the name "Renown" really only applies to the Triumph Saloon cars made between 1949 and 1954. These Triumph 1800 saloon cars were the first to carry the Triumph badge, following Triumph's takeover by the Standard Motor Company.

The bodies were by Mulliner of Bordesley Green, Birmingham. This firm shared its name with other Mulliner coach-building firms (e.g. H J Mulliner of Chiswick, who built bodies for Rolls Royce and Bentley, and Arthur Mulliner, who built bodies for Daimler, Armstrong Siddeley, Vauxhall, Rolls Royce and Bentley) but with whom there was no financial connection although there were family ties between the various Mulliner businesses. The style became referred to as the "Razor Edge" and there is a suggestion that this body style was intended for the cancelled 1940 Alvis Silver Eagle. A similar style was used for the smaller Triumph Mayflower.

1946 Triumph 1800 outside the Standard Triumph offices 1946 Triumph 1800
1950 Triumph Renown By Mick from Northamptonshire, England (Triumph Renown 1952) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Here is a photo of some of the main colours for the 40b and 151 Triumph - the rare black is not pictured but has been added to the site and should be linked in the teaser links below.

Triumph Colours

The Teaser Titles below link to the individual pages for the Dinky 40b/151 models in my collection. Further information on each model can be found by clicking the blue title for each model.