THIS IS OLMOST THE NUMBER OF THE REMAINING MODELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time in the world, a diecast model of the Susita Cube which was manufactured in Israel in the 1960s, in 1/18 scale.
The Susita Cube was the first car manufactured in Israel. The car was made by Yitzhak Shovinsky at the Autocar factory in Tirat Hacarmel, near the port city of Haifa.
The car was designed for Shovinsky with the help of the British Reliant company. The name Suita was the outcome of a competition, and it was named after mount Susita on the east coast of the sea of Gallilee. The winner of the naming competition won 500 Israel Lira. The square desgin resulted in the nickname Cube (Kubia in Hebrew). The body was made of fibreglass, which has the advantage of light weight, corrosion resistance, and suitability for low volume production, although there initially problems with bonding the metal to fibreglass, Using a wooden frame made the car unstable and even resulted in parts breaking off the vehicle.
It was a brave effort, though. Originally the Susita was fitted with a Reliant 1.2 liter engine of 36HP, later a Ford 1 liter engine was installed, with improved results. The Susita was produced between 1958 and 1966. The item "Susita miniature car model israel diecast 1/18 scale last 35 models vintage" is in sale since Saturday, December 31, 2016.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "susita1965" and is located in jerusalem, IL.
This item can be shipped worldwide.