Tom Tjaarda

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Stevens Thompson Tjaarda van Starkenberg
Born (1934-07-23) 23 July 1934 (age 80)
Detroit, USA
Nationality  USA
Education University of Michigan
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Car designer
Practice name Tom Tjaarda
Significant projects Chevrolet Corvette Rondine
Ferrari 365 GT California
Fiat Spider Pininfarina
De Tomaso Pantera Ghia
Williams De Tomaso-Ford (Cosworth) 505/38(De Tomaso Formula 1)
De Tomaso Longchamp
Chrysler LeBaron
Rayton-Fissore Magnum 4x4
Aston Martin Lagonda Coupé
Lamborghini Diablo (Interior)
Spyker GT Sport
Shelby Series 2

Tom Tjaarda (Stevens Thompson Tjaarda van Starkenburg), born July 23, 1934, is an American automobile designer of Dutch origin. He is the son of the Dutch-American auto designer Joop Tjaarda van Starkenburg (1897–1962), who renamed himself John Tjaarda on coming to the U.S. in 1923. (The elder Tjaarda's creations included the Lincoln Zephyr.)

Early Life and Education[edit]

The parents of Tom divorced in 1939 and he lived with his mother in Detroit. Tom studied high school in Birmingham High School, Birmingham (Michigan, USA) (1953 renamed to Seaholm High School).

Designed Cars[edit]

Innocenti 950 S Ghia Spider 950
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Pininfarina Coupé
De Tomaso Pantera
De Tomaso Longchamp
Rayton-Fissore Magnum


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