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September 18th, 2017: Updated the Italia photos page to add news and photos from the 2017 Bo'ness Revival Hillclimb and Ian Tomlinson's #252, Marc Gordon's #8 at Hampton Court Palace and Jez Woods' #210 at the Goodwood Road Racing Club 2017 Vehicle Display.

September 6th, 2017: Updated the Surviving Italia page with a photos of Italia #241 and #290 and moved, what we now know is, #167, up from the unidentified section. Many thanks to Gérard Guiot. Also, updated the Members page, the Restoration and Parts pages on the Member's site.

September 3rd, 2017: Updated the Italia parts suppliers page.

August 6th, 2017: Updated the Italia photos page to add news and photos from the TR Register's 2017 Concours D'Elegance in Malvern, UK. Also added new photos to the homepage background.

June 25th, 2017: Updated the Italia members page to add René Wymann and a new photo of #253.

June 20th, 2017: Updated the Italia members page to add Wieland Schwarzkopf, the long time owner of #134.

June 6th, 2017: Updated the Italia members page to add Sean O'Neill, the new owner of #311 and Justin Jurgen's next project, #234.

May 30th, 2017: Updated the Italia members page to add Paul Harvey to our "Honorary Member" board and to add the new owner of #215.

April 29th, 2017: Updated the Italia members page.

April 16th, 2017: Updated the Surviving Italia page with an updated photo of Italia #219's ongoing restoration.

March 27th, 2017: Updated the Italia Photos page with new images and information about the 2015 Italia meet in La Morra, Italy and the 2016 NEC Show in Birmingham. Added newly discovered Italia #234 to the Surviving Italias page.

January 19th, 2016: Updated the background colors of the navigation bars to make the text easier to read. Added a detailed listing of many Italia parts suppliers to the Italia Circolo club members section. New photos prove that the Italia thought of as #93 is actually #95.

October 3rd, 2015: Updated the parts suppliers page as Mr. FIAT changed their links once again. Also, added Spitline.com, an Italian supplier of FIAT parts and Ricambio International Ltd, a U.K. supplier. Added a link to the "Member's Only" section from all pages of the site. Added Italia #292 to the "Surviving Italias" page. Total known Italias now stands at 122.

August 28th, 2015: Updated the members restoration information page with detailed photos of the different housings and fixtures for the entire run of Italias. Join the club and learn more than you ever thought you would want to know.

August 12th, 2015: Updated the production information on the "Restoration" page. Added more parts to the new "member's only" section of the site. Join the club and help us make more. Added a new section to the "member's only" side to start documenting the assembly of various parts.

July 19th, 2015: Added the new "member's only" section to the site. Join the "Italia 2000 Circolo" and get access to rare old and new parts, event information and other exclusive club benefits. Working together we have reproduced Italia-specific parts that were once impossible to find. Join the club and help us make more. Contact Mr. Paul Harvey for details.

July 17th, 2015: Added images from the recent Italia meet in LaMorra, Italy as the background to the homepage. Modified the homepage so that multiple background images can be shown and they will scale to the size of your browser window.

July 10th, 2015: Removed the Coventry Motor Museum from the "Contact" page. Italia #315 has been sold and is no longer on display at the museum.

May 14th, 2015: Added a film from Pathé showing, what may be, the assembly of Italia chassis at Standard-Triumph in 1959 to the "Italia in Film" page. Added a photo of Italia #64 found on Malta to the "Surviving Italias" page.

January 25th, 2015: A new page with information about Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer and an Italia! Also added #231 to the "Italias by the Number" page. Total known Italias is now 120.

January 7th, 2015: Made some changes to the listing for the "Show" and "Production" cars and added six photos to the "Italias by the Number" page. Pictures of #22, #40, #47 #62, and a mystery Italia with a highly modified body. This Italia may be related to another modified Italia from the same part of Italy. These photos were kindly shared by Leo Ranner. And from the new owner, Kurt Oblinger, a photo of #312 which is now undergoing a restoration. Total Italias known to have existed (at least until the 1980s) is now 119 including a few cars for which we do not have commission and/or Vignale numbers. Based on TSF commission numbers, it is now confirmed that Italia #328 is the last Italia built.

July 20th, 2014: Added a photo of Italia #281 in South Africa to the "Italia cars" page.

July 13th, 2014: Added an article from the French automotive newspaper, l'auto journal, to the "Period Articles" page.

July 1st, 2014: New Old Stock Vignale crossed flags are available at a very reasonable cost from Paul Harvey. Visit the Parts Suppliers page for a photo and to contact Paul or click here. Also added an article from the German auto magazine, Motor Revue, to the "Period Articles" page.

June 19th, 2014: Italia owner, Graham Andrews, who has already recreated the Italia rubber out of high-quality material, has now manufactured the Italia door catches in stainless steel. Visit the Parts Suppliers page for a photo and to contact Graham or click here.

June 18th, 2014: Added two articles from the French auto magazine, L'Automobile, to the "Period Articles" page. Both the April, 1960 and November 1960 issues mention the Italia and a photo of two "production" cars appears in the November issue.

June 17th, 2014: Italia owner, Trevor Harding, is arranging for a planned production run of Italia windscreens. Visit the Parts Suppliers page for more details as they become available. Contact TR Register Italia Registrar Paul Harvey if you'd like to express your interest and be notified of further developments. Also, on the parts page, I've updated the links to Mr. Fiat as they have made a major upgrade to their site and added a link to the correct rubber elbows for the Italias heater box.

May 13th, 2014: Added a newly found (thank you, Paul Harvey) article in Autosport magazine of November, 3rd, 1959 to the "Period Articles" page. This is the first and, so far, only article to mention that the Italia was on both the Standard-Triumph and Vignale stands at the 1959 Turin show.

May 5th, 2014: Added three photos to the "Italias by the Number" page. A picture of #219 under restoration from it’s owner, Bernhard Mader, an updated photo of #122 wearing it's new silver grey color from Dave Hutchison of Ragtops and Roadsters and a photo of #11 from Bill Piggot during his ownership of the car. #11 is one of the early "show" cars assembled entirely by Vignale and was last thought to be in Norway.

April 18th, 2014: Added rare photos from The Ludvigson Collection at The Revs Institute for Automotive Research to the "Period Photos" page. These photos must be purchased to be available here on the Italia site. There are over 45 others we would like to add. Each photo is $60. If you would like to see more of these rare images, please make a donation to help cover the costs. They were taken either before or just after the 1959 Turin Show by photographer Edward Eves.

February 28th, 2014: Added a link to Graham Proffitt under "Grille" in the "Parts Suppliers" page. Graham can supply both the early "show" car and "production" grille material. Also added an article from the January 1960 issue of "Sporting Motorist" magazine to the "Period Articles" page.

February 4th, 2014: Added a photo of #122, thanks to Dave Hutchison, and also two cars in France to the "Italia cars" page. We are awaiting Vignale numbers for the French cars. Thanks to J. Pierre Griffa, Dominique Muratier and Patrick Tejero for the information.

January 18th, 2014: Added information about the rare Vignale "V" badge to the "Prototypes" page and the "Parts" page. Also added information about Autoricambi d'Epoca to the "Parts Suppliers" page.

January 1st, 2014: Added Italia #59, #97 and #204 to the "Surviving italias" list. The addition of #59 changed the number of the total Italia chassis shipped to Italy to 305. This was updated on the "History" page.

December 31st, 2013: Added new information about an Italia that was raced in the "Trofeo Lumezzane" in 1961 to the "Period Photos" page.

December 2nd, 2013: Updated the total number of known chassis shipped to Italy to 304 on the "History" page.

November 22nd, 2013: Corrected the paragraph listing the expected requirements of the "Italia Specifications" agreed with Triumph. Many chassis may not have been supplied with all the required elements in the specification. This seems to apply to most, if not all, the TSF cars. These may never have had the anti-sway bar and uprated springs. See the fifth paragraph on the "History" page. Also added information about the conversion of the first prototype on the "Prototypes" page.

October 23rd, 2013: Added an article from the Standard-Triumph Review of February, 24th 1960 to the "Period Articles" page. And also added some of this information to the "People" page.

October 18th-19th, 2013: Announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Harvey as the new Italia Registrar for the TR Register in the U.K. Posted an ad for Inter National Trading Co. from the 1961 Los Angeles Times Riverside Grand Prix magazine to the "Period Ads" page. Added the August 1961, Sports Car Graphic article to the "Period Articles" page. In addition to a .pdf of the June 1995 British Car article I wrote, I have now included the article as a slideshow. Also added the Search box to this page.

October 11th, 2013: The site is now fully searchable from the "Home" page. Added newly discovered information on the TSF chassis (300-329) Italias to the "History" page and updated the relevant information on the "TSF Series" page. Posted a photo of Italia #224 at the 2013 Kop Hill Climb in the U.K. to the "Photos" page.

September 10th, 2013: Updated the Mr.FIAT links on the "Parts Suppliers" page. Added some links to Heinrici-Klassik on the "Parts Suppliers" page.

September 6th, 2013: Added some information about the "slope-nose" prototype's eventual disposition to the "History" page. And, many thanks to Dr. Albrecht Heinrici for deciphering that the "T.M" on the production cars rear fenders stands for “telaio e motore.” Italian for “chassis and motor.” See the "History" page. Added some links to the "Parts Suppliers" page. Including the heater fan mount from Mr.FIAT and the correct style hose clamps from Heinrici-Klassik. Made some updates to the "Parts" page including moving some information around to make it easier to find.

August, 30th 2013: Added a photo of Italia's #58 and #313 to the "Surviving Italias" page. Thanks to Corey Sherman for the photo of his #58 and special thanks to Bob Slayden for digging out a photo of #313 from his files. Added more information regarding production changes and the body number range where the change occurred to the "Restoration" page.

August, 19th 2013: Added Mr. Paul Harvey to the "People" page. Paul, owner of #215, is hoping to create an Italia Owners Register. Also added more information about the 1961 New York Auto Show to the "Show" page.

August, 18th 2013: Added three more cars to the Surviving Italias list. Added information about Paul Harvey's car, #215, the sister car to Jörg von Appen's #126, and another period survivor. Italia owner, Graham Andrews, has started reproducing the rubber parts for the Italia. They are very high quality, made from the same material as that is used on ocean-going yachts. See the Parts page for more information. Also added photos of the two different styles of "Italia 2000" badges on the Parts page. Don't forget to visit the new Triumph Italia Facebook page for news and events.

June, 12th 2013: Added the known Italia brochures and promotional material to the brochures page. If you have better scans of an Italian, French or German brochure or know of other variants, please contact me. Have also made additions and changes to the Parts page.

April, 17th 2013: I've added Period Photos, Italias in Film and some new photos of existing cars to the Surviving Cars page.

April, 14th 2013: I've added some information to the Brochures, Period articles and Show Cars pages, some corrections and updates to the History page and some new photos of existing cars to the Surviving Cars page.

 

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