Our third Triumph Italia 2000 restoration is now complete! We even got a little extra validation for our efforts when the car placed third in the Special Coach class at this year’s Concorso Italiano in Monterey Bay, California.
This is the third Triumph Italia restoration we’ve done, and only the fourth Italia we’ve ever had the pleasure of having in our possession. To have restored just one of these incredible cars is a rare treat; to have now completed three restorations is beyond belief. These are unbelievably gorgeous cars that were woefully underappreciated for many years, but are now finally getting the attention, praise, and yes, even the glory they deserve. These cars turn heads. And their eye-appeal is matched on by their rarity. This is one of about 100 cars known to exist, of which approximately fifty are roadworthy.
We’ve performed a comprehensive restoration to show-quality standards, and now this little beauty looks great and drives fantastic. These Italias drive much nicer than their TR3 cousins due in large part to the added support the roof provides. This particular example is optioned from the factory with the rare and desirable overdrive transmission option, which really makes this a great cruiser at freeway speeds. This was a really great car to start with, as it had very little rust and no body damage at all.
We’ve taken care to document the entire restoration process from the day it rolled into the shop to the fantastic finish.
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To say this car’s come a long way is an understatement to say the least. The feeling of breathing new life into these rare treasures is simply indescribable. We’ll let the images speak for themselves.
Take a moment to check out the photos of the final stages of the restoration and the finished product. And feel free to comment or ask questions. We’re always on the lookout for other Italias, and would love to hear from you if you own, or even know of one that’s looking to be restored to all its former glory.
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