Low mileage (76K), two-owner car that is registered and running, but has major rust problems and needs full restoration.
I still have the first owner’s log books and paperwork from the 1960s. Car is very original, no modifications. Interior is excellent!  No rips, splits or stains on upholstery; door panels look great.  Back seat has spent much of its life folded down and looks almost new.  All glass good.  Side trim is perfect.  Vintage CB radio installed (doesn’t transmit).  Chevy 283 V8 starts up and runs fine.  New water pump installed recently.  Auto transmission. Two new tires in front (less than 1,000 miles); rear tires are good.  I also have a pair of snow tires on extra rims that go with the car.

THE BAD: This car has been driven in winter and has SEVERE rust in several places.  Most notably, the C pillars are rusted out and thus the rear doors are not able to be latched closed due to the door strike plates being loose. Repair will involve metal fabrication and welding.  I’m including with this auction a pair of extremely rare NOS left and right sedan C pillars, which can be modified for the wagon. Severe rust is also present at the rocker panels, spare tire well in trunk, and other usual Checker places such as the tops of the fenders.
The manual brakes need service and will stop the car at low speed only.  The car can be test driven around the block but should not be driven at speed until the brakes are repaired.  These are Studebaker-type drum brakes.

BOTTOM LINE: This is a compete, running, currently registered rare Checker that’s fun to drive and will make a great restoration or rod project for someone able and willing to deal with significant body rust issues.  Car is located in Kentucky, and buyer will have to pick up (bring a trailer) or arrange shipment.

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Condition: Used Year: 1966
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 12W626840840A Mileage: 76750
Make: Checker Number of Cylinders: 8


Transmission: Automatic
Engine: Chevrolet 283 Body Type: Wagon
Drive Type: RWD Vehicle Title: C