Unbelievably, this is the fifth Triumph Italia we’ve had in the shop, and is now on its way to a complete restoration. These are very rare cars as just over 300 we ever produced, and there are under 100 known to exist today. This Italia is complete in terms of body, engine, and parts, but has suffered some serious rust. As you can see in the photos below, we’ve got a huge mountain to climb with this one. We love a challenge!
As of now, we’ve completely stripped the car and removed the body from the chassis. It will soon be going out for media blasting so that we can find out exactly what’s lurking beneath the paint. Whatever we find, it will be fixed correctly to the point where you wouldn’t even know any repairs had ever been made. We know…easier said than done—especially in this case—but by now, we’re pretty comfortable in the arena of Italia restorations, so we’re confident we can make this Phoenix rise from the ashes and turn some heads.
Be sure to check back often as we bring this once-gorgeous car back to life.
You can also click on the following photos to check out just a couple of the other Italias we’ve restored over the years:
As for this particular project, the photos should give you a good idea of what we’re up against.
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