|Production||1959 to 1963|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.0L 4 Cylinder|
The Triumph Italia was built in Italy from 1959 to 1963.
Following his appointment to Standard-Triumph as a styling consultant, Giovanni Michelotti got together with the Italian coachbuilder Vignale, and produced a smooth fixed-head coupe body style to be mounted on the unchanged TR3A chassis.
This was first shown at the Turin Show of 1958, at which point it had a drooping nose with faired-in headlamps and no obvious radiator air intake. By 1959, however, when Vignale put the car into production as a Triumph Italia, it had been given a conventional nose.
Mechanically the Italia was identical with the TR3A (Triumph actually supplied rolling chassis for the purpose), and the all-steel bodyshell was built and sold by Vignale in Italy. Several hundred examples were built between 1959 and 1963, by which time the TR3A chassis was obsolete.
Length 12ft. Ilin.; width 4ft. 9.2in.; height 4ft. line Unladen weight 21501b.