This week’s Manufacturing Monday’s featured product is our control arm bumper — Part #RP18301. Order one today for your Checker Marathon and feel the difference!
Checker Motors, the Manufacturer of Checker Marathons, produced Marathons for over two decades. The popular 4-door and 5-door sedans were originally marketed as passenger cars for consumers, but due to the model’s lack of yearly changes to the styling, it is best known as the iconic New York City taxicab during the 1960s-1970s. Marathons are also frequently used on movie sets to depict the Soviet-made Chaika 13 (GAZ 13) vehicles. Films such as Gorky Park and the original Mission: Impossible television series use the vehicle to depict the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries.
Checker Motors never had a nationwide dealership and sold most of its vehicles to fleet dealerships. Despite the vehicles long production years, control arm bumpers for the vehicle are no longer being produced.
Fortunately for Marathon enthusiasts, Rare Parts reproduced the molds for this vehicle’s control arm bumper. Rare Part’s control arm bumper for the Marathon is composed of polyurethane, is UV and oil resistant, and is made right here in the USA. If you’re looking to restore a Checker Marathon give us a call at 800.621.2005 and we’ll be happy to assist.
Fits These Models:
Checker Marathon ’59-’81
Checker Superba 60′-63′