As the collection of Snook’s Dream Cars grew, it was logical for some “newer” models to be purchased. According to chief mechanic Terry Stetler, Jeff Snook started taking over from his father, Bill, in purchasing the cars.
The cars in the collection from the 1950s and 1960s include some very familiar and also some unique examples of the kinds of cars being produced in the U.S. during this time.
A 1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe convertible is the oldest of this era’s cars. It is also one of those cars that you don’t often see out on the road. The Deluxe was first introduced in 1941 but it wasn’t until 1949 that they got their first post-war make over. The Styleline was the least expensive of this Chevy line. This particular car was restored in 1990 and contains parts from three different cars. It has a 216 cubic inch straight six engine that produces 92 horse power.
The last of the cars from this era is a 1966 Pontiac GTO. Introduced in 1963, the GTO was the brain child of three Pontiac engineers, including chief engineer John DeLorean. The car was inspired by the famous Ferrari 250 GTO and borrowed the Gran Turismo Omologata or “grand touring homologated. It is driven by a 389 cubic inch eight cylinder engine with upgraded 3X2 carbs pushing 360 horse power.
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