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1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L

Sale price: $1,000.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2014-04-15
I want this car, sell it to me now! pete engel (from New York, NY) offered 1,500 usd
Date: 2015-04-03
Ad is still up since 2013? Is it gone? Available? Erik (from South Jersey) offered 1000 usd
Date: 2016-07-18
ANGELO GRASSO (from SCRANTON) offered 2500.00 usd
Date: 2018-01-06
Jeffrey Cutlip (from Columbus) offered $1,000 usd

Price trends for this listing:
06.10.2013: $6,165.00

Seller's notes: This is a used project vehicle. This car is being sold "as is, where is" There is no warranty expressed, implied, or otherwise. Buyer responsible for pickup. Vehicle will not be released until payment has been received.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Color: Blue
Mileage: 104,340
Engine: 5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Trim: Deluxe Sedan 4-Door
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.5) based on 616 votes
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  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L
  • 1972 Checker Marathon Deluxe Sedan 4-Door 5.7L

DESCRIPTION: 1972 Checker Marathon A-12. Drive it home!!!

 

YEAR: 1972

MAKE: Checker

MODEL: Marathon

VIN: A1228722416A

 

                FOR SALE: 1972 Checker Marathon. This 4-door sedan is the “for public sale” version of the iconic taxi cab. This is an unrestored. highly reliable. daily driver. Please note that this is a bit of a project car. albeit a project car that is registered. insured. frequently used. and that you can drive home if desired. This car has been driven nearly every day for the last 2+ years. and I have few hesitations about taking it anywhere. I find it both comfortable and always a pleasure to drive. Be prepared. this classic car draws a lot of attention. It comes equipped with the optional GMC 350CID. 4-Bolt Main. V-8 engine. Additionally. it has a 3-speed Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Both the engine and transmission are original to the car.

 

                Body wise. this is a northeast car and it shows both surface rust as well as some rot. That being said. this car weighs about 3700lbs and is made of heavy steel.  My view of the rust is that it's relative and slow moving. The body sits upon the original frame. Since I have owned the car. I have had the frame professionally repaired. so as to repair a few soft spots that had developed over the last 40 years. Both the shop and I inspected the frame at the time of repair and were satisfied that all potential trouble spots had been addressed. There do not appear to be any issues at this time.

 

                Interior wise. this car is a bit rough. I had removed the door panels in order to replace the window tracks. At this time the mechanical windows still operate poorly and the door panels are still off. 2 sets of door panels will be included with the sale of this car. as well as all associated hardware that came with the car. Additionally. the rear seat has been reupholstered. the passenger rear door is stuck. and new seat belts have been installed for the front seat.  

 

                This car has its original powertrain. Oil changes and lube jobs are done at regular intervals. The engine uses full synthetic oil. Also. full tune-ups have been performed yearly. There does not appear to be any power loss either with the engine or any slippage within the transmission. The engine was originally designed to run on leaded gas. but was rebuilt in order to operate using unleaded gasoline. A new carburetor was installed about 2 years ago.

 

                Some additional things to note:  Since this car has been used daily. repairs have been made on a rolling basis. in order to maintain daily operation. Larger repairs have turned into extended projects. Nearly all of the mileage for the last couple of years have been highway mileage. The brakes were repaired just prior to my purchase of the car. The four tires have approximately 50% tread left. I have had the exhaust system repaired. the car body painted. the carburetor replaced. the rear seat reupholstered. and the frame repaired. The sale of this car will include both N. O. S. and aftermarket spare parts specific for this car. Including: N. O. S. Checker body emblems. interior and exterior lights. door and window parts. a spare rear seat cushion. 2 sets of door panels. door hinges. a new glove box. and miscellaneous additional parts.

 

                If interested. test drives may be available during the weekend.  

 

LEGAL STUFF:

 

This car is being sold “as is. where is”. with no warranty expressed. implied. or otherwise. Car title is free and clear. Buyer is responsible for pick up. Payment must be received before release of the vehicle Cash or Certified Check only. The seller reserves the right to withdraw offer at any time.

 

PAYMENT:

 

$200 Deposit due with first 48 hours. Full payment due with 7 days from end of auction.

 

CHECKER HISTORY:

 

Checker Motor Co. produced this vehicle between 1959 and 1982. in Kalamazoo MI. A majority of the cars they built were taxis. However. a few of them were sold to the public each year.

These cars were designed and built specifically for use as a taxi. using heavy-duty parts that could be easily procured. Essentially. the difference between the taxis and the “public sale” versions. were minor trim options.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Rex Jolles, dated 07 july 2019
Is this still for sale?

from Jeffrey Cutlip, dated 06 january 2018
Has this cqar sold? I used to buy Checkers a lot, and it seems to have the usual rust spots. Thanks

from Roger Gray, dated 28 april 2016
is this still available?

from kansas klein, dated 14 march 2016
interested in this car please contact me 931.622.4633

from Erik, dated 03 april 2015
Hi, updates on this listing are dated long ago but if the car is still available please reach out, thank you.

from bob, dated 01 november 2014
do you still have this looking for parts for one

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