"Giovanni Michelotti was a fascinating designer. And in his years drawing designs for the Triumph four-wheel department, he came up with a huge number of one-offs, test-beds, concepts and prototypes. And despite our being boringly obsessive about rare motors, Michelotti "
Check out the pulchritudinous slice of Anglo Italian cooperation that is the Triumph Italia. As you will read via MR Wiki, this car was actually (sort of) the TR3. Only 329 of this piece of beautiful automotive sculpture were built before, in 1961, Leyland bought out Triumph and the project was shelved forever.
It was penned by the great Michelotti and built by legendary coach builder Vignale in Torino. If only someone had had the vision to carry on with the Italia. We never really like the TR4 that replaced it…
Out of all of Michelotti’s Italianate creations that were blessed with English blood, the Italia is our Fave.
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