Santee Sports Cars
Articles on the Sports cars made in Santee
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.
This 1962 Santee SS was the third and final chassis produced by Santee Automobiles in Santee, California.
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).
I was born in 1939; my childhood was spent in a country environment near Lakeside California.
Santee SS with Buick 215 Aluminum V8 and a Morris Minor Traveler | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 92