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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.

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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:

1979 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 450 SEL 1979 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 450 SEL 21 $8,995.00
1961 Land Rover Defender 1961 Land Rover Defender 12 $39,000.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $5,000.00
1964 Chevrolet Nova 1964 Chevrolet Nova 13 $US $10,000.00
1964 Chevrolet Nova 1964 Chevrolet Nova 13 $US $18,100.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $89,900.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $64,870.00
1955 Studebaker PRESIDENT SPEEDSTER -- 1955 Studebaker PRESIDENT SPEEDSTER -- 12 $31,895.00
1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 4 $51,995.00
1965 CHECKER MARATHON LIMOUSINE G90 MARATHON LIMOUSINE 1965 CHECKER MARATHON LIMOUSINE G90 MARATHON LIMOUSINE 12 $US $38,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 14 $17,000.00
1961 Land Rover Defender 1961 Land Rover Defender 11 $39,000.00
1929 Ford Model A Coupe 1929 Ford Model A Coupe 12 $15,995.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 14 $19,500.00
1980 Land Rover Defender County Station Wagon 90 1980 Land Rover Defender County Station Wagon 90 21 $39,900.00
1932 Ford Other 1932 Ford Other 16 $US $39,900.00
1964 Chevrolet Nova 1964 Chevrolet Nova 13 $US $21,600.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 12 $29,900.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 14 $19,500.00
1979 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 450 SEL 1979 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 450 SEL 21 $8,995.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $89,900.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $64,870.00
1961 Land Rover Defender 1961 Land Rover Defender 9 $39,900.00
1989 Land Rover Defender 1989 Land Rover Defender 14 $79,988.00
1955 Studebaker PRESIDENT SPEEDSTER -- 1955 Studebaker PRESIDENT SPEEDSTER -- 12 $31,895.00
1986 Chevrolet El Camino 1986 Chevrolet El Camino 9 $US $5,100.00
1965 Mercury Marauder MARAUDER 1965 Mercury Marauder MARAUDER 21 $14,500.00
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Prostreet 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Prostreet 4 $25,995.00
1923 Dodge Hot Rod 1923 Dodge Hot Rod 13 $19,900.00
1963 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 9 $17,900.00
1973 Other Makes 1973 Other Makes 9 $20,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 9 $21,000.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $9,500.00
1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 12 $US $10,101.99
1961 Land Rover Defender 1961 Land Rover Defender 9 $42,995.00
1969 Other Makes 1969 Other Makes 21 $23,900.00
1963 Other Makes 1963 Other Makes 21 $16,900.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $9,500.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 21 $US $3,505.00
1980 Land Rover Defender 1980 Land Rover Defender 21 $16,450.00
1961 Land Rover Defender 1961 Land Rover Defender 7 $42,995.00
1980 Mercedes-Benz G-Class CONVERTIBLE 1980 Mercedes-Benz G-Class CONVERTIBLE 21 $18,000.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 21 $US $102.50
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 21 $6,999.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $9,500.00
1984 Land Rover Defender 1984 Land Rover Defender 12 $79,900.00
1934 Ford Other Coupe 1934 Ford Other Coupe 12 $41,595.00
1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 2 $52,995.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $9,500.00
1987 Land Rover Defender 1987 Land Rover Defender 21 $US $2,025.00
1969 Checker Marathon A12W 1969 Checker Marathon A12W 14 $4,500.00
1970 Chevrolet C-10 1970 Chevrolet C-10 10 $US $23,600.00
1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 1984 Chevrolet G20 Van 11 $US $4,550.00
1932 Ford Other 1932 Ford Other 16 $US $24,266.00
1923 Dodge Hot Rod 1923 Dodge Hot Rod 13 $US $10,695.00
1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 21 $7,400.00
1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 4 $54,995.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 1939 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe 4 $54,995.00
1968 Pontiac Tempest 1968 Pontiac Tempest 21 $US $15,000.00
1980 Land Rover Defender 1980 Land Rover Defender 21 $18,450.00
1970 Checker Cab -- 1970 Checker Cab -- 12 $32,900.00
1969 Checker Marathon A12W 1969 Checker Marathon A12W 14 $5,800.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1967 Other Makes Marathon 1967 Other Makes Marathon 15 $2,500.00
1967 Chevrolet Impala 1967 Chevrolet Impala 21 $US $40,000.00
1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 12 $24,900.00
1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang 14 $34,900.00
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 7 $34,900.00
1972 GMC Other 1972 GMC Other 14 $14,900.00
1965 Mercury Marauder MARAUDER 1965 Mercury Marauder MARAUDER 21 $14,500.00
1986 Land Rover Defender 1986 Land Rover Defender 21 $46,900.00
1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo 12 $95,000.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $89,900.00
1980 Land Rover Defender County Station Wagon 90 1980 Land Rover Defender County Station Wagon 90 21 $39,900.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 13 $18,000.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $12,500.00
1986 London Coach Sterling 1986 London Coach Sterling 6 $18,000.00
1980 Land Rover Defender 1980 Land Rover Defender 21 $19,950.00
1961 BMW Other 1961 BMW Other 20 $US $2,617.00
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 20 $US $26,100.00
1968 Ford Torino Wagon 1968 Ford Torino Wagon 12 $8,600.00
1967 Other Makes Marathon 1967 Other Makes Marathon 15 $3,900.00
1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 1982 Other Makes Checker A12E Marathon Limousine Checker A12E Marathon Limousine 12 $US $10,700.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $5,100.00
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 7 $34,900.00
1975 Ford Other 1975 Ford Other 21 $12,500.00
1988 Land Rover Defender 1988 Land Rover Defender 12 $37,900.00
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 21 $US $28,200.00
1969 Dodge Charger 1969 Dodge Charger 21 $US $26,500.00
1950 Plymouth Other 1950 Plymouth Other 16 $US $5,400.00
1971 Fiat 500 F 1971 Fiat 500 F 21 $8,500.00
1986 London Coach Sterling 1986 London Coach Sterling 6 $20,000.00
1967 Fiat 500 F 1967 Fiat 500 F 21 $6,700.00
1967 Other Makes Marathon 1967 Other Makes Marathon 15 $4,500.00
1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 1980 Land Rover Defender Off Chassis Restoration 21 $89,900.00
1986 Land Rover Defender 90 COUNTY STATION WAGON 1986 Land Rover Defender 90 COUNTY STATION WAGON 17 $US $20,100.00
1927 Ford Model T 1927 Ford Model T 12 $US $3,550.00
1980 Jeep Wagoneer 1980 Jeep Wagoneer 11 $US $5,125.00