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1967 Other Makes Marathon

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Manufacturer: Other Makes
Model: Marathon
Year: 1967
Type: Sedan
Color: Green
Engine: 3.8L 3769CC 230Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
Interior Color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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The car has CA plates. current tags and a clean title in my name.

From what I can tell. this car sports its original paint and interior. The paint is in decent shape. It was pretty oxidized when I got it. but polished up nice about a year and a half ago. The headliner is in great shape. the dash cover is perfect. the factory jumpseats are in nice shape. but it will need the seats and carpeting replaced (see below). It has the original Checker radio. which turns on. but I'm not sure if the antenna is connected. There isn't very much rust on it. just the three spots that are pictured. The underside of the car is remarkably dry and rust free. as from what I've seen on others and what "Checker Joe" (He's in Simi Valley and has a couple hundred of these cars) has told me. The body has some small dents and dings you would expect from a car this old. I took photos of anything that was more significant. Joe can also repair and rechrome the passenger side headlight bezel

It has a chevy 230 straight 6 motor in it. which is one of the stock options this car came with. I am not sure if it is original. It runs pretty well. but seems happiest when it is good and warm. I have a new divorced choke for it. which should help it idle considerably better when it is cold as there isn't on installed right now. The holes where the two screws go for it still have broken off studs. The shop was supposed to remove those. It doesn't smoke and has good pull to it when driving. The valves may need to be adjusted as I do hear a regular clacking sound. but it is most apparent when it is cold. Battery has been replaced.

At some point. someone converted the car from a standard shift "3 on the tree" to "4 on the floor". I believe it is a saginaw 4 speed. The hole he cut in the floor boards to accommodate the shifter linkage I've had about $2800 worth of work (with receipt) done to it since I've owned it. including a new clutch. completely rebuilt transmission (it was apparently a rare model). new driveshaft. new exhaust manifold gasket. new hurst shift kit. This was done at a reputable shop where Checker Joe takes his cars and I have the receipts for it. It drives (good power). shifts. steers (power steering works great) and stops pretty well (manual brakes). All options work except for the odometer. temp and fuel gauge. They are all tied into the 6v to 12v transducer that has gone bad. the repair is detailed below.

Although it is not in the pictures. the horn bezel (?) is included and is in good shape. I can take a photo of it. if desired.

What it is missing:

The passenger side top fender trim
The rear passenger side door trim


What it needs:

Engine mounts - From what Joe has told me. the best way to find replacement Checker parts (since there were so many changes during the full course of production) is to take the parts into a parts store and have them match them up.
The front driver side turn signal light doesn't actuate. I am thinking it is something simple. as the other three turn signals work just fine. Maybe a bulb. maybe faulty grounding.
The car pulls a bit to the right when braking. I have a feeling the front passenger wheel cylinder may be stuck and was planning on attending to that soon.
The windshield has a vertical crack in it at about the driver's 11 o'clock position. It really doesn't hamper your vision when driving. but I have found a place that has a replacement windshield for it.
There are two options: Clear for about $291 and green factory tint for $315
The chrome of the grille. tail light bezels and bumpers could use a good polishing and I think it would polish up well. The chrome has flaked of a bit on the top of the driver's side bumper overrider.
Gauges - The 6v gauges will need to be replaced with a 12v set. Checker Joe has a nice factory style set for $300 and they are apparently not that difficult to install.
Reconnect factory radio antenna
Rust cleanup and some floor board welding around shifter
Seats recovered and carpet replaced - I may be able to get this done for a very reasonable price through an upholsterer I know that owes me a favor. Depending on interest and price. I thought i could discuss this further with a potential buyer.
Repair and rechrome the passenger side headlight bezel
Some engine work(?) I'm not sure if it is part of the bad engine mounts or not. I was planning on replacing the mounts. the divorced choke and the front right wheel cylinder in the near future. If that would be a factor in a purchase. please let me know.

Please feel free to call/text me for any other information and/or photo requests. Andy 818. 385. 5796

There is a video walk around while running on youtube if you search 1967 Checker Marathon A12 walkaround. Mean ol' Mr Ebay won't allow me to post the link.

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