1934 Ford Roadster Zipper
Between 1992 and 2000, hot rod enthusiast Darrell Zipp designed and
manufactured two composite models of the popular 1932 Ford Roadster
and Ford Vicky. Better known as the Zipper Deuce. Both models added
a more modern style hood and removable roof, representing that of
the ever-popular Hot Wheels� cars.
For consignment, a custom built 1934 hot rod made by Darrel Zipp.
Our consignor states this car was one of the first examples
produced during the transition of the Zipper company being sold to
Fiberblast Hotrods, which began in 2007. It is maintenance free
fiberglass and reinforced with steel. It sports a chromed out 350ci
V8 and has a six pack to feed this mill. Design is just spot on
taking the "deuce" design from old Henry and adding a modern touch.
Open wheel, open cockpit, sit in and open up the throttle to allow
those thirsty carbs to quench the engine's thirst for power, which
there is plenty of!
A side view is all you will need to fall in love with the hot rod
era, where kids were taking the nearly ubiquitous early to mid 30's
Fords and stripping them down, hopping up the engine, and racing
anywhere they could find that the po-po was not. This roadster is
fiberglass bathed in black with a super long exaggerated hood, a
beautiful shield style grille with stainless vertical ribs and a
curve to die for up front. Simple headlights hang from either side,
and plenty of chrome tubing suspension and snarling twisting
exhaust add some contrast to the black. A split tinted windshield
frames the front of the tub, which conveniently has a wide door for
easy access and egress. This is a real plus for a "normal" sized
American as some of these hot rods of the same genre, have no doors
and you must hop over the rail to get in. Not this car. Behind the
rounded rear tub sits the chromed rear pumpkin which appears to
celebrate Christmas more than Halloween! Our builder throws on some
24x7.50-15's on front and framing the rear are 2- 31x12.5R15's, all
wrapping 15 inch Weld Rodlite wheels. Which is just more chrome to
add bling. Definitely not Henry's old deuce anymore.
Withing the tub floats a saddle brown leather bench with plenty of
padding and width for the driver and passenger. Another plus from
the typical hot rod with interior room. Tuck and roll saddle
inserts are on the door panels, and upfront is a full fiberglass
jacket dash which houses a lineup all the way across of
instrumentation with white faced gauges and chromed bezels
conveying all the vitals. A rally style steering wheel is fronting
this black painted dash. In the middle of the bench is a cut out to
make way for a B&M pistol grip aluminum shifter. Black
carpeting floods the floors and out its simple elegance in saddle
leather with plenty of room.
A flip of the hood forward reveals a mill Henry could have only
dreamed of, (and could be currently turning over in his grave!).
This includes 350 cubes of V8 and up top are 3 two barrel carbs and
power is pushed through a TH350 3 speed automatic transmission. The
chromed rear sticking out the black is a Winters quick change
version. Chromed headers and some snappy side pipes can be seen in
full glory from the open sides of the hood. She's my little deuce
coupe, you don't know what I got.
All chromed, a front straight dropped axle with a chromed 4 bar
setup is on, and in back flanking the pumpkin, is a 4 bar
transverse leaf spring suspension setup with knee action shocks.
Wilwood disc braking is on all 4 corners to add the woah! factor to
the 6 pack fed 350ci mill power. All engine components are clean
cast metal and plenty of chromed accenting. Even the radiator is a
work of art in all its chromed glory.
An easy climb in and she fired up with a mighty roar. After a short
warmup, it was off to the test track where performance was
unbeatable with the power to weight ratio. Handling is very good,
and with no power steering, turning was still a breeze. A good
looker and definitely a cooker.
This car can test the limits of your courage with its power and
open feel. It is exhilarating, and comfortable, and an e ticket
ride if you want it to be, or a comfy cruiser down main street. A
wonderful custom build with a slight modern take own the original
stripped down hot rod. If this is your genre come in and check it
out, if not just write it off a speed crazy kids in hopped up
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.