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1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Checker


1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Checker Specifications
Checker did not focus on luxury. The interior of this 1965 Checker is quite spartan for the period.
Checker did not focus on luxury. The interior of this 1965 Checker is quite spartan for the period.
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Although the 1960-1969 Checker had a nice run, sales began to slump in the 1970s when Morris Markin died and his son David took over. The last Checker was produced in mid-1982.

Specifications

Engines: 1960-1964 L-head I-6, 226 cid (3.31 × 4.38), 80 bhp; 1960-1962 ohv I-6, 226 cid, 122 bhp; 1963-1964 ohv I-6, 141 bhp; 1965-1968 ohv I-6, 230 cid (3.88 × 3.25), 140 bhp; 1969 ohv I-6, 250 cid (3.88 × 3.53), 155 bhp; 1965-1966 ohv V-8, 283 cid (3.88 × 3.00), 195 bhp; 1965-1967 ohv V-8, 327 cid (4.00 × 3.25), 250 bhp; 1968 275 bhp; 1969 235 bhp; 1968 ohv V-8, 307 cid (3.88 × 3.25), 200 bhp; 1969 350 cid (4.00 × 3.48), 300 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual; optional Dual-Range automatic

Suspension, front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 120.0

Town Custom/Deluxe wheelbase (in.): 129.0

Weight (lbs.): 3,320-5,000

Top Speed (mph): 90-112

0-60 mph (sec): V-8 10.8

Note: A few Checkers were built in 1964 with Chrysler engines.

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