1932 Ford Roadster
Back in 1965 Darryl Tinnerstet was 15 years old, and he'd just bought his first car. It was a channeled Model A roadster outfitted with a fuel-injected 327 backed to a four-speed, and the roadster's doors had been welded shut. When Darryl saved enough money to get it painted, he took the car to a local shop for some color, and they told him they could also add a door for him, so Darryl said "OK."
When he came back to pick up his ride, they had covered the car in the agreed color (a red metalflake), but the door they added to the body was for a Model T, not a Model A! Over the next few years Darryl found the 1930 to be both fast and fun enough, and it served as his daily driver for a few years before he robbed the engine for another project. Darryl kept the roadster around for 24 years, but he finally let it go when he started thinking about the perils of his son, Darren, was about 9 years old, wanting to drive it one day.
Darryl promised himself he would have another roadster someday and, not only done to the quality the first one had never achieved, but also be suitable and safe for his son to drive. After several other street rods, restoration attempts, and a side step into the strange world of DeLorean sports cars, Darryl built an all-steel 1932 Ford highboy roadster in 2006 that captured the spirit of what he had always wanted in 1965. The new car is set up with a mild Chevy 327, backed to Muncie four-speed, and finished with a red interior and a matte black paint.
On its very first outing to the drag races in Shelton, Washington, Darryl got the rare opportunity to take a photo of his current roadster parked next to his first roadster, which is still owned by the friend he sold it to.
And, in June 2013, Darren asked if he could use a car as the getaway vehicle for his upcoming wedding. Darryl had offered the choice of the 1932, a 1954 Chevy sedan, or a bright red C5 Corvette roadster, but the betrothed both picked the 1932, which was hidden on the big day until they were ready to leave, providing a perfect ending to a very memorable day.
In 1965, Darryl was 15 years old when he bought his first car: a channeled Model A roadste
Here’s the roadster in 1989 when Darryl sold it to a friend, still sporting the top he mad
After getting his new ride done, Darryl took it to the drags in Shelton, WA, where he foun
You can’t go wrong with a traditionally inspired pleated red interior highlighted with whi
In June 2013, Darryl’s son, Darren, used the roadster as the getaway vehicle at his weddin
The original engine in his first roadster was an injected 327, but his new ride is equippe