1961 Triumph Italia 2000 news, pictures, and information
The first Italia received high praise at the Turin Auto Show in late 1958. The car went into full production in 1959 with Vignale initially turning out just one car per day. Sales were good at first, although they were priced at $4,500 to $5,000, almost twice that of a new TR3A. As time went on, Michelotti became involved in the design of many Triumph cars. As Triumph entered negotiations with Leyland Motors, production of the Italia 2000 came to a halt in 1962.
The new Triumph management now viewed the Italia project as expensive competition to the soon-to-be released TR4, so the Italia came to an end with only 329 built of the intended 1500.
This Italia 2000, Vignale body #194, is one of the some 35 believed to be imported into the United States. It had a full 'body off' concours restoration from 1992 to 1995.
Chassis Num: TSF523LC00
In 2011, this Triumph Italia was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge auction presented by Bonhams. It was estimated to sell for $90,000 - $110,000 but its reserve was not met and the car would leave the auction unsold.
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