The Sabra was an interesting car, and not just because it looked a little bit like a robotic catfish dying on a roller skate; it was also one of the first Israeli-built cars, inspired when Yitzhak Shubinsky of Autocars Ltd, essentially Israel’s first carmaker, saw a fiberglass-bodied sports car at a London racing car show, where he was visiting with his business partners at Reliant, who had worked with Autocars to build the Sussita car. The Sabra was Autocar’s attempt at a sports car, and it likely deserves its own full post, but for the moment I just want to point out a detail in one of its brochures.
It’s taillight-related because of course it is. Here, look:
It’s that phrase “flashing indicators of correct intensity” that really gets me. It’s hard to think of a more space-filling bit of copy than crowing about how your car’s indicator flash with the “correct intensity,” which I’m certain was something many potential buyers crossed off their list of demands with satisfaction.
I’m sure thousands of hours of R&D and testing went into confirming that those lights flashed with an intensity that fell within the demanding, narrow “correct” range.
Bang up job, Autocars!