Ty Andrews was a retired printer, and served in the Army during the Korean war.
Ty’s first 356 was a very used Cabriolet he bought as a young single man, while living at home. His dad gave him a lot of grief over that "impractical" car, as Ty recalled. Ty often talked about that Cabriolet, saying "I should have kept it!”. Ty also owned a 1961 matching numbers 356 coupe that needed some TLC. He sold that car late in 2016, shortly before he became ill. Ty was an early member of the Midwest 356 Club, the 356 Registry, and the PCA.
Ty’s father was a linotype operator and proofreader for a Chicago newspaper. It is from his father that Ty inherited his love of reading and books. Ty was a voracious reader, and spent most of his time reading, especially about sports cars. He subscribed to many British and American automotive magazines, including Porsche publications. Ty was also a collector, and had assembled a large collection of magazines and books, including many first edition titles. Ty also collected various Porsche 356 parts.