This little piece of classic automotive history might not ring any bells – and that’s because it comes from Israel, a country without an automotive tradition.
Yet back in the 1960s, a small firm called Sabra decided to build a sports car that could rival some of the top brands of the day – at least in theory. And they aptly named it… GT. Production was small and lasted just a handful of years – between 1961 and 1968 – and since we discussed that lack of tradition, its design was rather polarizing. But the Sabra GT Coupe does have its place in the obscure area of the automotive history, complete with exclusive status since a mere 379 examples ever existed at one time. And as it turns out, one of them could be yours, along with the perk of aweing even the most ardent auto fans and making them ask you about this model’s heritage.
It’s also very clean and has seen the road for a mere 1,058 miles (1,702 kilometers) since new – the fiberglass body was done at home in Israel and retains the original red exterior, while also possessing a full mechanical update before being put up for sale. The 1.7-liter Ford Consul engine is also original and has a meager 61 horsepower (45 kilowatts), while other original items include the four-speed manual gearbox, front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes.