Parchment white: 1961 Italia 2000 by Vignale

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We know this model well; having already fully restored an Italy 2000, this car has few secrets for us.

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However, as often happens, even this car has its peculiarity that we have never seen before on an Italia 2000 (in this case we are talking about the Vignale body #180): the engine currently installed is not that of original equipment but a replacement made by the Triumph itself and, as a testimony to this, there is a brass plate inside the engine bay applied by the Triumph.

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Basically it seems quite original although some details have been replaced (but preserved) to improve performances: the ignition is now electronic, the steering comes from a TR4, the gearbox replaced as well as the rear leaf spring. Last but not least, the color is “Bianco Pergamena” (parchment white). The car is currently for sale in Germany at €79,000 (today $89,000) and the ad is posted on the “Triumph Italia 2000” FB page.

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