Classic boat restoration: 1970s Levi Triana Tropica

During August 2019, a Gumtree advert caught the eye of Phil Speed: a Triana Tropica called Amazing Grace was up for sale for £3,000. Phil had been infatuated with the Tropica since he was a young teenager.

Not only had he seen one parked in someone’s driveway numerous times on annual holidays to Abersoch, but he had repeatedly watched a short TV film called Ride the White Horses which formed part of a BBC2 test transmission.

The film was a documentary about the 1969 Round Britain Race and featured a couple of Tropicas. “I always used to hope that it was on when I came home from school as I was obsessed with it,” Phil told me.

For the full story, see: https://www.mby.com/features/classic-boat-restoration-refit-1970s-levi-triana-tropica-116587

– Nigel Sharp

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