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La firme Autocar est née en Israël en 1950. Le patron était Yitzhak Shubinsky. Autocar se fit connaître à partir des années 50 avec ses modèles populaires Sussita, Carmel et Gilboa. Autocars a opéré à Haïfa et à Tirat Carmel en Israël entre 1958 à 1981.

Le style de ces autos était sans charme particulier. La finition laissait à désirer. Leur principal atout était l’utilisation de mécaniques Ford et Triumph à la fiabilité reconnue. Au prise avec des difficultés financières depuis 1971, la compagnie était rachetée en 1974 par Rom Carmel Industries, qui renonçait à la production automobile en 1981.

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Autocars Ltd, founded in 1957, made fiberglass-shelled cars that were popular in Israel during the 1960s and 1970s.[1] Government agencies were forced to buy them. This released onto the market thousands of low-priced second hand vehicles. Although their style and finish left something to be desired, Autocar’s use of Ford and Triumph engines made them reliable cars which kept their value for years. The manufacturing of these cars ceased during the 1980s, and Israel’s only remaining car making company today is AIL.

Autocars manufactured its own car models under the Sabra (Hebrew: צברה) brand. The line included a station wagon, pick-up and the Sabra Sport, a sport car derived from Reliant.

From 1960, the sport model was produced under the Sabra brand, and the station wagon, sedan and pick-up models were produced under the Sussita brand name (Sussita (סוסיתא), Sussita 12 and Sussita 13/60 models). Following an agreement with the Greek automotive manufacturer Attica, a small number of Sussita 12 sedans (Carmel) were produced in Greece. Apart from its own brand, Autocars also assembled other car manufacturers mode.

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