Restoration Project: Yet Another Triumph Italia!

Written by on January 6, 2016 in Restoration, Triumph with 5 Comments
Triumph Italia Restoration

On arrival…doesn’t look TOO bad, right?

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!

Triumph Italia Rust

Think again. “We’ve got our work cut out for us” is a bit of an understatement.

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.

Triumph Italia Restoration Before and After

We’re hoping this project turns out as well as the last. Stay tuned…

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:

Triumph Italia Restoration

1962 Triumph Italia

Triumph Italia Restoration

1960 Triumph Italia

As for this particular project, the photos should give you a good idea of what we’re up against.

Click on any of the following thumbnails for full-size photos. You can navigate through the slides by clicking on the right and left-hand arrows on the photo or using the < and > keys on your keyboard.

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  1. Paul Harvey says:

    At least the choke pull knob doesn’t need restoration

  2. Kurt O says:

    Once again, Yikes!!! Hope your tetanus shots are up to date!

  3. Clark says:

    What have been the cost from least to most to restore an Italia? Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on these cars. They are absolutely beautiful.

  4. john says:

    any chance any of these triumph italia’s are for sale?

  5. john says:

    a 1962 would definately be of interest

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