Not so standard: ’64 Triumph Italia
The Italia 2000 GT was produced over the period 1959 to 1964. Produced is a relative term when it comes to Italias, since something less than 300 were ever made. Unique marketing efforts in the U.S. included each original owner having to sign a contract that included among its clauses the fact that no body panels or trim pieces were available as spares! It wasn’t inexpensive having a $5000 list price, which was close to an E-type Jag or Corvette. The dealers had their difficulty finding a home for them because the average U.S. sports car buyer didn’t exactly beat down the doors to purchase one. Some cars sat on dealer’s lots for over two years before being discounted and eventually purchased. Italias were produced by a combination of Standard-Triumph (rolling, engined chassis and components), and Vignale. The Italia was produced with the blessing of Standard-Triumph, but was not an official Triumph model. We must confess to not having seen one of these in person but we are impressed by its design. It has sort of a Maserati Sebring look to it and that is a good thing. Today’s featured car has a complete history of all owners since new. It is finished in silver with black interior and has covered just 62,466 miles. The engine is original to the car as are the chrome wire wheels. It is fitted with an overdrive transmission, and has Marchal fog lights. The original tool kit and impossible to find original sales literature is also included. Hagerty has these priced at $45,000 to $78,000. The Sports Car Market Price Guide nor their Platinum database provides us with any guidance. The seller wants $85,000 so they may be ahead of the market. But who knows for sure. See the listing by clicking here.