According to Trailer Life magazine “The ideal Marathon (trailer towing) package would consist of the optional 327 cubic-inched, OHV mill churns out 250HP, locked in with the automatic and a 3.31:1 ratio semi-floating rear end”
According to the Internet Checker Taxicab Archive “Checker offered both the Chevy 283 and 327 engines. This clearly opened up new opportunities from a marketing perspective. Despite appearances Checkers were actually small cars when compared the Big Three full size offerings. At 199 inches in length, Checkers were about one foot shorter that the average full size car at 212 inches. The Checkers were lighter than the Big Three offerings too. Place a Chevy 327 engine in a Checker wagon, add heavy duty suspension parts, heavy duty transmission and power assist everything,….all of a sudden, the Checker is not merely a taxi, it’s a competitive SUV that could be used for family fun. Smaller than typical full size car, lighter and more powerful, The Checker now had measurable functionality that was desired by sport enthusiasts.”
Up for auction (no reserve) is this rare 1967 Checker Marathon “Texan”. Equipped with factory 327 Chevy V8, automatic, power steering and brakes and a heavy duty trailer towing package, this Checker is everything described above. Formerly owned by Texas Ranger and Bass Fisherman Harley Livingston this Checker is a 1960’s version of an SUV. 52,827 miles showing on the odometer, this Checker would be a great restoration project or could be used as a daily driver. Normal dents and dings for a car the is 53 years old, here’s a chance to own a rare collector car on 413 Checker wagons were produced in 1967. Recent work included carb rebuild, brake job, windshield installed and four new tires. The solid X-braced frame shows no rust thru, the chrome is worn, but still very presentable. Trailer hitch and electrical hookup installed back in the day. The Checker also sports rear air shocks.
No reserve auction, no warrantees, cars being sold as-is where-is.
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