Anglo Pacific Brings Very rare Triumph Back home from Malta
A year hunting for and 15 car viewings later Glyn Williams from Buckinghamshire finally found an immaculate Triumph TR4A - in Malta. Not desiring the extensive approach to drop at the last barrier, he entrusted its international shipping to Anglo Pacific.
“The cars seen in Britain had been reconstructed, but somewhat terribly, therefore I had to look further afield,” states engineer Glyn.“When I saw the 1965 TR4A advertised in Malta, I arranged up a liaison with the owner and after some 50 detailed photographs, routine checks and 2 months of discussions - we agreed upon a price. It has turned out to be, in the main, to be an excellent purchase at a reasonable cost and all I need now is some good weather to enjoy hood-down motoring with the family. The rainiest January since records began hasn’t been kind.”
Glyn opted for Anglo Pacific to deal with the move as, first of all, its London Headquarters was useful geographically for him, and secondly, he experienced great confidence after speaking with Terry Horsnell, Client Manager at Anglo Pacific, a man who has been in the shipping industry for Three decades.
“Managing treasured freight like Glyn’s Triumph, a vehicle he spent 1 year tracking down, is one of the main reasons I really appreciate my work at Anglo Pacific,” says Terry. “Not only do I get to oversee the safe shipping and delivery of a exclusive item from A to B, I also get to engage in a very small part in some extraordinary stories. I am hoping Glyn gets many miles, and smiles, from his breathtaking ‘new’ vintage automobile.”
Glyn is thankful for Terry’s enthusiasm to the role, “Anglo Pacific proved to be an incredible choice as Terry has been absolutely world-class in every regard. His attention to detail and excellent communication maintained trust throughout the total shipping and delivery process. I would have no reluctance in suggesting Anglo Pacific in the future.”
A classic car enthusiast for over 50 years, Glyn has owned and fully rebuilt several cars from pre-War Rileys to T Type MGs and E Type Jaguars to Austin Healeys. His newest purchase, the TR4A, is an uprated version of the first TR4 that was released in 1961 - uprated in the sense that it features a better engine, independent rear suspension and tiny alterations to the trim and chrome work.
The TR4A sold well, with the bulk being exported, and nowadays it appears there are just about 250 of them registered in the United Kingdom, making the TR4A much sought-after and quite hard to source in truly great condition. If Glyn’s purchase holds up well and is fairly trouble-free, he’ll pass the car on to his son who is a great Triumph enthusiast.
Glyn finishes, “I have no intentions to buy any other vintage automobiles as I find them very time consuming and expensive to maintain. However, that doesn’t reduce my appreciation for these charming old bits of machinery and my heart even now misses a beat when I see an MG TC, as it was in an MG TC, Fifty one years ago, that my wife and I went on our honeymoon. Such fantastic memories.”