Restoration Project: 1959 Triumph Italia 2000

Written by on February 17, 2011 in Restoration, Triumph with 8 Comments

1959 Triumph Italia 2000

1959 Triumph Italia 2000

Every so often, a car comes through our doors that really peaks our interest. This 1959 Triumph Italia 2000 is just one of those cars. This vehicle belongs to a long-time friend of British Sports Cars and was a vehicle that we had heard about for over twenty years, yet we had never laid eyes on it. One day we got a call from our friend saying that the car was now owned by his daughter and she would like to have it restored. These are very cool cars that started life as TR3s but were sent to Italy and re-bodied by Vignale.

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  1. Mr Ron Jacobs says:

    Triumph italia 2000 sports car, do these cars come right hand drive or can it be converted? Do you have any it stock?

  2. Mr Ron Jacobs says:

    Very interested in obtaining one.

  3. I do not believe they ever made these cars in right hand drive. I am sure it can be converted as it is just a stock Triumph TR3 chassis but it would be very expensive. A new dash board would have to be made as well as a new pedal box. These cars are very rare and only a hand full are known to exist today. The best think to do is keep an eye out on the internet for one to come up for sale.

  4. Corwin says:

    Fantastic work you are doing on Italia’s. Can you let me know what the production numbers were on the cars you restored? I’m trying to build a file of all cars around.


    The Netherlands

  5. Administrator says:

    Thank you Corwin! The car we are currently restoring is car number 301 but we do not have chassis numbers as the vin plate was not on the car and at some point the car has been updated with a TR4 chassis. The previous silver car that we restored we do not have the production number or chassis number for.

  6. Adrian says:

    I hope this is helpful for you. There were at least four cars built on right-hand drive chassis. The #001 car, which appeared in period magazines, was converted to right-hand drive when it was sold on from Triumph.

  7. Sherman says:

    Not sure that is is really a 1959 Triumph Italia because the petrol filler is located on the outside of the passenger read fender. This modification was only made to later models, north of the Number 200 in the production cycle. That would but it more like a 1961 or later model.

    Don’t believe me…. check out the Registry and photos at

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