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1961 Triumph Italia 2000 Vehicle Profile

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

1961 Triumph Italia 2000 photograph

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The Italia 2000 GT was the concept of the Italian Triumph importer, Commendator Salvador Ruffino. His aim was to create a sports coupe which had the proven reliability of British engineering and the design artistry of the contemporary Italian coachbuilders. In 1958, Ruffino approached Giovanni Michelotti to handle the design of the Italia, and he arranged to have the cars built by Alfredo Vignale. Ruffino negotiated a handshake deal with Standard Triumph to produce 1,500 cars. The Tr3A chassis was selected, and shipped in 'knocked down' form to the Vignale coachworks in Turin. The first Italia was shown, to high praise, at the Turin Auto Show in late 1958. The car went into full production in 1959, and sales were good, although the price, at $5,000, was twice that of the TR3A. As Triumph entered negotiations with British Leyland, though, management backed out of the handshake deal, and production ended with only 329 cars completed. The Italia 2000 Styling cues, however, were carried on into the new TR4. This car, Vignale body number 194, is one of the 35 imported into the United States.

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.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Triumph Italia 2000's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Triumph Italia 2000 CoupeTSF523LC002011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $90,000$110,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1960 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1960 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale

Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1960 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale

Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: TSF523LC00
Chassis information for the Triumph Italia 2000
1964 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale


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