This 1970 Checker Marathon A12 wagon is finished in beige and white over a gray interior and is powered by a Chevrolet 250ci straight-six paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a Weber carburetor, halogen headlamps, and 15″ steel wheels with covers. The car was reportedly acquired by the seller out of California in 2006, and service since that time included replacement of the carburetor and fuel system components. This Marathon A12 is now offered with factory literature, partial service records, and a Washington state title in the seller’s name.
According to the seller, the body was repainted in beige some time ago, while the pillars and a portion of the roof were repainted white during current ownership. Exterior features include a chrome grille and bumpers, quad halogen headlamps, polished side moldings, and dual side mirrors. Photos showing corrosion and finish imperfections are included in the gallery.
The 15″ steel wheels wear chrome covers and are mounted with 235/75A remanufactured Chevrolet 250ci inline-six was installed in 2004 and was fitted with a Weber 32/36 DGAV carburetor by the seller in 2016. Additional work performed at that time is said to include a replacement fuel filter and lines. steel belted radial tires.
The bench seat is trimmed in gray vinyl, and the cabin features matching door panels. The seatbelts have been replaced by the seller, who notes that the aftermarket CD stereo is inoperable and the heater control lever is disconnected. Photos showing tears on the driver’s seat, corrosion in the cargo area, and wear and staining on the carpets are presented in the gallery.
A two-spoke steering wheel accented with woodgrain veneer fronts a 120-mph speedometer and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 16k miles, approximately 2k of which were added by the seller. Total mileage is unknown.
A remanufactured Chevrolet 250ci inline-six was installed in 2004 and was fitted with a Weber 32/36 DGAV carburetor by the seller in 2016. Additional work performed at that time is said to include a replacement fuel filter and lines.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission. Additional photos of the underbody are viewable in the gallery.
The Washington title lists “Classic” under the brands section.
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1970 Checker Marathon A12 Wagon for sale on BaT Auctions – ending December 20 (Lot #61,932) | Bring a Trailer