Photographer's Note

Saw this just abandoned on the side of the main road from Pythagorion to Samos Town and wondered what it was. I could well be wrong,please correct me if I am, but I think it is a British built Triumph Mayflower.

Production of the distinctive-looking Mayflower commenced in 1949 and continued until 1953. Under the bonnet lay a 1247cc sidevalve four cylinder engine, an evolution of a unit used in the pre-war Standard 10 (by this time Triumph had been taken over by the Standard Motor Company). Road testers of the day managed to push the Mayflower to a heady 62.9 mph, hardly earth-shattering perhaps but it was a heavy little car and had to make do with an engine producing 38bhp. Priced at £505 in 1950, it was up against similarly-sized, albeit lower-spec'd, competition from Morris, in the shape of their new-for-1948 Minor, which undercut the Mayflower by some margin at just £382. It shared it's angular styling with the larger Renown, although the latter carried the style off somewhat more comfortably I think. Interestingly, a buyer walking into an Australian Standard-Triumph dealership could also opt for a ute, or pickup, version of the Triumph Mayflower, a model never offered in the UK. A drophead coupe version was offered in Britain, but only a mere ten or so were ever built.

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Additional Photos by marion morgan (jester5) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 66 N: 610] (2024)
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