Short blog this week, traveling across the country pulling a Checker. Can’t tell you how much fun it is to pull a Checker across America, at every corner someone is giving you a wave or a thumbs up!
Picked up the Checker in Clearwater, Florida on Friday morning at the New York City Taxi and Limo company. The firm is in the process to downsizing as they take on a U-Haul franchise. That said, many Checkers in the fleet are for sale.
The conditions vary, from top knotch to needing a lot of work. The Checker A10 picked up needs a lot of work, and I am not sure its viable or for parts.
The original intent for the A10 being transported was to restore as Chicago squad car and to swap out the flathead engine with another project. As soon as this Checker get home to Naperville, we’ll get the flathead engine pulled out and installed into the Checker Model A3.
Purchased in the transaction was an additional Continental engine, this engine will be installed back into the Checker A10. Once installed in the A10, we’ll figure out what’s next for the A10: restoration, parting out or a flip for a quick sell.
We’ll keep you posted. If interested in any of the other Checkers, Call John (727) 543-3081