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Israel to Assemble 5.000 Studebaker Cars a Year; Some for Export

March 9, 1960
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The agreement between the Studebaker-Packard Corporation and the Kaiser-Frazer plant in Haifa, which was signed yesterday, provides that the Haifa plant will start output of Studebaker cars with parts received from the American firm, it was disclosed today.

Under terms of the agreement for the assembly of Larks and Hawks at Haifa, the Kaiser-Frazer plant will gradually start production later from an increasing number of parts produced in Israel. (From South Bend, R.A. Hutchinson, vice-president in charge of Studebaker-Packard overseas operations, reported today that 3,000 to 5,000 cars a year will be built at the Haifa plant.)

The Israel firm received also the right to export Larks and Hawks to agreed-upon countries. When and if Israel manages to produce body shells for the two types of cars, it will be allowed to export those cars under its own name to all countries. A special Governmental committee is now investigating the possibilities of Israel to manufacture a plastic car body.

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