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Checker Motors History

History

This is the history of the brand Checker since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

Classic Cars

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Checker

Anyone who has visited New York in 1960 - or 1970 will undoubtedly remember the brand "Checker" on the famous yellow taxis. These were heavy-duty vehicles, the mileage of which was typically more than 1 million km. The first taxi was released by "Checker Cab Manufacturing" in 1923. These machines are not chasing fashion, but, of course, have been very reliable. Until 1960, they were equipped with six-cylinder engines nizhneklapannym production of "Continental", which were then replaced by more modern overhead valve. First, in 1959, the machine Checker sold as cars for personal use, but, as such, did not have much success. In 1964, the engine of "Continental" was replaced engine "Chrysler", and at first it was the usual six-cylinder engine, and in 1971, there were also cars with engine V8.



"Checker" is a unique phenomenon in the American auto industry. Founded in 1923, the firm until the end specialized in producing only taxis. In the 20 years of its program consisted mainly of 5-seater car with a 4-cylinder engines, in the 30 years the company "Checker" used the 6 and 8-cylinder engines up to 150 hp Cars had to 6 doors and seats up to 9 people.



Only in 1959, "Checker" has put into his program cars, were slightly reworked versions of a taxi. It was massive and unattractive model Superba and Marathon, with in-line 6-cylinder or V8 Continental firms or Chevrolet. The success they had.



Cars "Checker" has never been technical advances, standing only huge tall and very awkward bodies, however, very convenient for short trips of passengers with luggage. Since the late 50s and until its closure "Checker" released their cars without significant upgrades. In 1970, the company has made an unsuccessful attempt to upgrade its program, taking advantage of the Italian body firm Ghia. Co time machine of this brand and technically obsolete. Flooded the streets of American cities are huge taxi "Checker" looked clumsy creatures from the past. In 1982, "Checker" ceased production, becoming the last independent American companies that manufactured passenger cars in large enough quantities.

Latest classic Checker cars offered in listings in the United States:

1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 15 $21,000.00
1961 Ford Falcon 1961 Ford Falcon 21 $US $3,050.00
1940 Ford Other Pickups 1940 Ford Other Pickups 12 $45,500.00
1982 Land Rover Defender Hard Top & Roll Cage with Soft Top 1982 Land Rover Defender Hard Top & Roll Cage with Soft Top 18 $27,000.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $7,000.00
1932 Ford Other 1932 Ford Other 15 $US $17,105.00
1987 Land Rover Defender 1987 Land Rover Defender 16 $US $41,995.00
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 7 $US $20,000.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 3 $21,995.00
1923 Dodge Other Pickups 1923 Dodge Other Pickups 13 $24,900.00
1941 Chrysler Royal Taxi N/A 1941 Chrysler Royal Taxi N/A 12 $16,995.00
1980 Land Rover Defender COUNTY 1980 Land Rover Defender COUNTY 11 $US $10,700.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 12 $37,900.00
1955 Studebaker President 1955 Studebaker President 18 $40,000.00
1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 11 $4,100.00
1982 Land Rover Defender Hard Top & Roll Cage with Soft Top 1982 Land Rover Defender Hard Top & Roll Cage with Soft Top 18 $30,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 15 $24,000.00
1989 Land Rover Defender 1989 Land Rover Defender 8 $27,500.00
1955 Studebaker president speedster Speedster 1955 Studebaker president speedster Speedster 21 $US $22,222.00
1970 Chevrolet C-10 1970 Chevrolet C-10 12 $US $17,900.00
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 21 $22,990.00
1961 BMW Other 1961 BMW Other 20 $US $2,550.00
1977 Other Makes Marathon 1977 Other Makes Marathon 12 $6,000.00
1989 Land Rover Defender 1989 Land Rover Defender 21 $US $24,100.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $9,350.00
1972 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1972 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 19 $US $10,000.00
1966 Ford Mustang 1966 Ford Mustang 18 $US $16,600.00
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 21 $22,990.00
1937 Ford Other Cabriolet 1937 Ford Other Cabriolet 18 $44,900.00
1971 Ford F-100 1971 Ford F-100 21 $US $3,000.00
1966 Checker Marathon 1966 Checker Marathon 21 $75,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 15 $27,000.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $8,000.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $21,995.00
1969 Checker Marathon 1969 Checker Marathon 16 $US $5,600.00
1989 Land Rover Defender 1989 Land Rover Defender 21 $US $25,100.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 12 $14,995.00
1987 Land Rover Defender 1987 Land Rover Defender 16 $US $44,995.00
1970 Chevrolet C-10 1970 Chevrolet C-10 12 $US $18,000.00
1971 Ford F-100 1971 Ford F-100 21 $US $4,050.00
1966 Checker Marathon 1966 Checker Marathon 21 $US $11,600.00
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 21 $22,990.00
1969 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1969 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 11 $US $3,200.00
1932 Ford Other 1932 Ford Other 17 $US $29,500.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $21,995.00
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SuperSport 21 $22,990.00
1986 Pontiac Parisienne 1986 Pontiac Parisienne 13 $US $6,500.00
1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 10 $US $4,001.00
1980 Land Rover Defender 110 high capacity 1980 Land Rover Defender 110 high capacity 11 $US $18,350.00
1989 Land Rover Defender Chellenge 1989 Land Rover Defender Chellenge 11 $US $20,000.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 12 $14,995.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 1985 Land Rover Defender 10 $44,700.00
1952 MG T-Series 1952 MG T-Series 21 $US $8,200.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $22,995.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1969 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1969 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 11 $US $3,716.00
1984 Land Rover Defender Estate wagon 1984 Land Rover Defender Estate wagon 21 $84,990.00
1981 Triumph Other 1981 Triumph Other 16 $US $5,100.00
1933 Ford Other 1933 Ford Other 12 $US $35,059.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 1985 Land Rover Defender 10 $47,000.00
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 12 $15,995.00
1949 Ford Other Pickups F1 F-100 1949 Ford Other Pickups F1 F-100 12 $US $10,100.00
1986 Pontiac Other 1986 Pontiac Other 13 $8,500.00
1979 Leyland Mini 1979 Leyland Mini 12 $13,995.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 12 $15,995.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $22,995.00
1980 Nissan Other 1980 Nissan Other 18 $9,900.00
1969 Pontiac Bonneville 1969 Pontiac Bonneville 8 $US $9,099.00
1979 Other Makes Checker A12 1979 Other Makes Checker A12 13 $US $5,100.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 1985 Land Rover Defender 10 $49,000.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 1985 Land Rover Defender 2.5 D 110 10 SEATER EX UK ARMY 12 $16,995.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $6,100.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $22,995.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 7 $99,000.00
1929 Ford Model A Custom Truck 1929 Ford Model A Custom Truck 4 $US $14,500.00
1989 Land Rover Defender 1989 Land Rover Defender 12 $US $25,000.00
1937 Ford Other Cabriolet 1937 Ford Other Cabriolet 18 $US $17,100.00
1949 Ford Other Pickups F1 F-100 1949 Ford Other Pickups F1 F-100 12 $US $15,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 14 $20,500.00
1985 Land Rover Defender 1985 Land Rover Defender 10 $53,000.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $24,995.00
1968 Chevrolet C-10 1968 Chevrolet C-10 5 $US $47,900.00
Chevrolet: Other Pickups Chevrolet: Other Pickups 5 $3,649.99
1949 Ford F-100 F-100 1949 Ford F-100 F-100 9 $US $10,099.00
1977 Other Makes marathon 1977 Other Makes marathon 21 $8,500.00
1966 Chevrolet Nova 1966 Chevrolet Nova 21 $US $23,000.00
1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 12 $US $17,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 14 $21,000.00
1929 Ford Model A Custom Truck 1929 Ford Model A Custom Truck 4 $US $18,500.00
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 12 $15,995.00
1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 1971 Chevrolet C10 Prostreet 4 $24,995.00
1970 Ford Ranchero 1970 Ford Ranchero 10 $US $12,600.00
1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 Door Sedan 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 Door Sedan 21 $US $5,200.00
1966 Chevrolet C-10 1966 Chevrolet C-10 21 $US $15,333.33
1932 Ford Other 1932 Ford Other 18 $US $30,000.00
1968 Chevrolet C-10 1968 Chevrolet C-10 5 $85,000.00
1923 Dodge Other Pickups 1923 Dodge Other Pickups 13 $US $6,600.00
1980 Nissan Other 1980 Nissan Other 18 $10,500.00
1972 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1972 Chevrolet Other Pickups 5 $US $5,000.00