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Santee Sports Cars

Santee Sports Cars

Articles on the Sports cars made in Santee

The Santee & The Dolphin

Two local men, long ago bitten by the drive-fast bug, are preserving two examples of San Diego’s contribution to speed. If the economy hadn’t soured or a few lucky breaks had gone our way, perhaps today we’d be trading in our sport utility vehicles for a Santee or a Dolphin.

1962 Santee SS Roadster

This 1962 Santee SS was the third and final chassis produced by Santee Automobiles in Santee, California.

Santee Sports Car

Santee Automobiles was founded in 1961 to build an American high-performance sports car, on a level with the best from Europe. The Chief Engineer was Fred Puhn (of Quasar and Monocoque Wheels fame).

Santee Sports Car Photos

 Co-creator John McCann tells the story with lots of pictures

The Fred Puhn Story

I was born in 1939; my childhood was spent in a country environment near Lakeside California.

Barn Find Hunter Video

Santee SS with Buick 215 Aluminum V8 and a Morris Minor Traveler | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 92