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Puzzle 34, too tough to crack: 1961 Santee

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We probably have to do a step back with these postwar puzzles. Only one sender was correct in naming the marque of this very well proportioned US made  1961 Santee Sports Car. A car that was meant to bring in American technique and to level with the best of Europe.   It was only jury member Kaspar Dortans produced the correct answer and nobody else even dared to give it a try! All the more reason to give some extra attention to the brainchild of Fred Puhn, who was also involved in the development of the Quasar Chassis. He may be known to you as the author of 'How to make your car Handle'. We understand "2,5" Santees were built. We think that's too bad. Especially in roadtrim the car is awesome. Even without the girl.

(special thanks to Tam's Old Racecar Site)

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#1 2012-04-28 09:36
Fred Puhn is currently working on an updated version of his book because "it
has been in print since the late 70's and the publisher is complaining that the
photos only show old cars."

I'm not sure quite how that might sit with PWC readers!

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