A short photographic blog that documents the known intact Checker survivors produced from 1922 thru 1941. We’ll cover know “intact” units that are restored, operational or undergoing a restoration.
There is a least one survivor for all models produced between 1922-1941 except for the Model F produced in 1925-1926. A brief narrative will augment each photo, A total of 11 vehicles are documented, owned by 10 people or organizations.
This blog is just limited to Model C – Model A Checker automobiles, there are other known Checker vehicles: military equipment not covered in this blog.
1922 Checker Model C Serial Number 48, this is the oldest surviving Checker
1923 Checker Model H, owned by the Gilmore Museum, formally a Checker Motors promotional vehicle, restored at CMC by Jim Stout
1927 Checker Model M truck conversion undergoing restoration
Checker Model K, Owned by Stan Smith of PA. a former Pittsburgh Yellow Cab vehicle
Restored 1931 Checker Model M, former Movie Car, currently owned by Yellow Cab of New London, Ct.
Owned by Stan Smith of PA. a former Pittsburgh Yellow Cab taxi
Checker Model M, former Michigan farm truck. This appears to be the only surviving Checker truck. Checker produced trucks on a limited basis from 1928-1933
Checker Model T, former Movie Car, now owned by The ACD Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Orgininal condition.
Checker Model Y, restored by Checker Motors Corp. in the late 1980’s. Now owned by the Gilmore Museum
1935 Checker Model Y, tow truck conversion. Former Lake City, MN taxicab. Restoration by Bob Welsh.
1940 Checker Model A restored by A. J. Baudendistel