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Iconoclast – 1977 Checker Marathon

June 7, 2016

For a certain generation of people, Checker’s Marathon brings back the happy days when a taxi could take five passengers, and wasn’t a bland hybrid hatchback. The Checker was the American equivalent of the London cab, without the insanely tight turning circle or miserly diesel engine. Just like the London cab, it was also rather frumpy and out-of-date when it debuted, and unlike the London cab, it was offered to the public as a regular production car. But can you imagine how antique it looked next to any other 1977 car (aside from a Beetle)? Check out this 1977 Checker Marathon for sale for $3500 in Beaverton, OR.

1977 Checker Marathon right front