This 1965 Checker Marathon A12 wagon spent much of its life in California and Nevada with the original owner, from whom the seller acquired the car 14 years ago. Photographs and receipts document a 2012 refurbishment that consisted of a bare-metal repaint in Shalimar Blue, interior refreshment, and the installation of a new wiring harness and power brakes. The 350ci small block V8 and Hydramatic transmission were installed under original ownership, while maintenance performed in the last two years has included a new 4bbl double-pumper carburetor, Pertronix electronic ignition, new spark plugs and wires, and a re-cored radiator. Approximately 1,500 miles have been added by the seller, and this Marathon wagon is now being offered with records dating to the 1960s, a copy of the original invoice, factory manuals, a number of spare parts, and a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.
Originally finished in Briargate Beige, the body received a bare-metal repaint in the Checker shade of Shalimar Blue in 2012. Work included refinishing the engine bay and repairing rust on the driver-side floor, as well as re-chroming the bumpers and trim and installing new window and door seals. The seller notes some minor chips and scratches in the finish, and the exterior and lenses are pictured up close in the gallery.
A walk-around video is provided above, and a second video shows the car with the doors and tailgate open. Painted steel wheels wear chrome caps and whitewall tires. The brakes were refreshed with turned drums, relined shoes, new cylinders, and a brake booster. A period roof rack has been added along with a rear receiver hitch out back. The rear tailgate window lock cylinder has been removed, but the window is operable and shown both open and closed below.
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