First Shipment of Israel-made Station Wagons Leaves for U.S.
Menu JTA Search

First Shipment of Israel-made Station Wagons Leaves for U.S.

Download PDF for this date

The first shipment of Israel-made cars, 600 “Sabra” station wagons, was loaded today in Haifa port for transportation to the United States.

Israel-assembled cars have been exported for several years to various European, Latin American and African countries. The “Sabra” shipment is the first to the United States. The cars were loaded on the S. S. Gefen. They will sell for $2, 000, about $400 less than American-made station wagons and about the same as the European compact car of that size. Other shipments of the Sabra will soon be sent to Ceylon and Turkey and some African countries.

Additional details were disclosed today on the agreement between the Studebaker-Packard company and the Kaiser-Frazer firm in Haifa for assembly of Larks and Hawks at the Haifa plant. The agreement provides that there are no limits on the amount of Israel parts in the assemblies. The contract is for five years with an option of an additional five years.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund