NY Checker

Saturday 15 November 2008
The Checker Taxi (Checker Cab) was the iconic American taxi produced by the Checker Motors Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Checker Taxis were used by its founder Morris Markin in the taxi service that he owned and operated under the name Parmalee System. While Markin's competitor John D. Hertz coined the term Yellow Cab, Markin's Checker, particularly the 1956-82 A8/Marathon, remains the most famous taxi cab vehicle in the United States. It is comparable to the London Taxi in its nationally renowned styling, which went unchanged throughout its use, and also for its iconic status. The model comes out of DeAgostini's taxi series.

Technical data:
- engine: L6
- capacity: 3500 cc
- horsepower: 300 HP
- gearbox: 3+1
- top speed: 140 km/h

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