1969 Checker "Marathon" Cab New York Taxi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Manhattan Cab
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Checker Marathon
1969
4.1 litre / 250 cid GM 6-cylinder engine
TH350 automatic transmission

The Checker Marathon was a consumer version of the popular Checker taxi.
All Checkers are getting scarce since the last ones were produced in 1982.
The taxis have been all but scrapped by now and almost impossible to find, especially in Europe.

Bought new by a lady in California in 1969, owned by her until 2008 when sold to Finland.
The new Finnish owner made a nut and bolt restoration, and decided to change the car to full Manhattan Taxi specification.
Not a bad choice, the "civilian" versions were all painted a very dull grey...
Before restoration 180K miles, 7K since.
Featured in several magazines and newspapers.

Located in Finland (EU), 30 mins from Helsinki Airport.
Worldwide shipping at cost price.

Please note all viewings are by appointment only.