60 years of Triumph TR6
Articles | History and culture

60 years of Triumph TR6

Just 60 years have passed since the first TR left the Triumph factory, starting a line of sport cars loved by enthusiasts all over the world. This article does not want to tell the whole story, but to provide a summary of the main essential elements of this history.

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Models: Roadster 1800 e 2000 / Roadster TRX / Roadster TR2 / Roadster TR3 / Roadster TR4 / Roadster TR5 / Roadster TR6 / Roadster TR7 / Roadster TR7 Sprint / Roadster TR8

Keywords: Giovanni Michelotti / Kas Kastner / Peter Brock / Sabrina / TR250K

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Spitfire, a star is born
Articles | History and culture

Spitfire, a star is born

There are stories so much at the border between reality and imagination, to be mistaken for the work of a novelist. The story of the birth of the Spitfire told in this article can look so, but it is a totally true story.

This document is written in Italian, you can have a hint about its content by using Google Translator and loading the PDF file. If you'd like to have a proper translation in English write to redazione@triumphinitaly.it and we'll do our best to do it.
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Models: Spitfire 4

Keywords: Alick Dick / Arthur Ballard / Canley / Donald Stokes / Earls Court / Fred Nicklin / George Turnbull / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Auto show / Stanley Markland

Captains Courageous: Salvatore Ruffino and his Italia
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Captains Courageous: Salvatore Ruffino and his Italia

When in November 1944 Sir John Black bought the ruins of Triumph, he had a dream: he wanted to use the brand “Triumph” to compete with his friend William Lyons, the owner of SS Cars Ltd ( later to become Jaguar ) to whom the “Standard Motor Company” had been a long time engines supplier. In 1958 when Salvatore Ruffino decided to build his coupe, Edmonds, the representative of Standard in Italy, thought that the dream of Sir John Black (who had since left the Standard ) could find be fulfilled. However Coventry did not understand the project and its potential and lost the opportunity to have the most beautiful GT ever to carry the name “Triumph”: the Italia 2000. The Italia 2000 was also the dream of a man who was a very successful entrepreneur who lived a very intense life. Today we would like to remember this italian man, Salvatore Ruffino, who gave us a car in front of which our French cousins would use only one word: "Chapeau!"


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Models: Italia 2000 Italia 2000

Keywords: Giovanni Michelotti / Salvatore Ruffino

Life in a Triumph Italia is a journey, not a destination
Articles | History and culture

Life in a Triumph Italia is a journey, not a destination

In 2013 Paul Harvey casually met the Triumph Italia and it was love at the first sight. Almost an obsession. A desperate search resulted in two journeys in Italy and a dream come true. A passion that in a few years made him one of the most prominent experts and the driver of an Italia which is considered a reference for originality.

The English and original version of this article is available here.

This document is written in Italian, you can have a hint about its content by using Google Translator and loading the PDF file. If you'd like to have a proper translation in English write to redazione@triumphinitaly.it and we'll do our best to do it.
You can find a list of the articles translated in English here.

Models: Italia 2000 Italia 2000

Keywords: Giovanni Michelotti / Salvatore Ruffino / Travels