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(Vintage Everyday)   The eight-door Checker station wagon - a 'no quibble' solution for your quiverfull   (vintag.es) divider line
    More: Interesting, Taxicab, Checker Motors Corporation, Checker Aerobus, complete comfort, heavy-duty, passenger limousine, Hotel, 8-door models  
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2020-08-05 2:55:13 PM  
Back in my college days, the USC dental school had two of these.
 
2020-08-05 3:17:31 PM  
Oh gawd that thing looks like it's right out of a Columbo episode. Let us never return top that ugly era.
 
2020-08-05 3:19:38 PM  
My wife rode in one on her way to film her first commercial. It was filled with cigarette smoking adults. Would have been 1968.
 
2020-08-05 3:36:41 PM  
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2020-08-05 3:38:12 PM  
They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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2020-08-05 3:39:07 PM  

MrBonestripper: They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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Paging Clark Griswold.
 
2020-08-05 3:51:02 PM  

MrBonestripper: They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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That would have been the PERFECT vehicle for the Partridge Family/Brady Bunch crossover episode I dreamed about in 1976.
 
2020-08-05 4:05:38 PM  
Needs more 'Muricuh

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2020-08-05 4:06:52 PM  

MrBonestripper: They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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Now that'sugly
 
2020-08-05 4:10:03 PM  
I'm thinking about stretching my Scion XB.
 
2020-08-05 4:18:39 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Oh gawd that thing looks like it's right out of a Columbo episode. Let us never return top that ugly era.


If you think you hate it now, wait until you drive it
 
2020-08-05 4:24:43 PM  
My dad almost bought one of the six-door models (eight in the family).  But then the Falcon van hit the market and my dad was a diehard Ford fan.
 
2020-08-05 4:51:16 PM  

MrBonestripper: They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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... I see the 'Ark II' reboot didn't get a very big budget ...
 
2020-08-05 4:53:00 PM  
The quiverfull family that lived next door until a few months ago got a 15 passenger van/mini-bus thing. They were great neighbors, just kinda fundie. They kept it to themselves which I thought was pretty awesome. But I guess if you have access to a junkyard and welding tools you can save a ton of money.

These things aren't cheap.
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2020-08-05 5:16:35 PM  
Thats a chubby Checker
 
2020-08-05 7:39:21 PM  
Family Guy - Honey, I'm taking the compact
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2020-08-05 7:52:57 PM  
I had a regular Checker for about a year that I drove around before it gave up the ghost in the early 90's. Still had the jump seats. Felt like it was going to shake apart when you got it up to 55 mph.
 
2020-08-05 8:16:58 PM  
I was just thinking of Disney's "The North Avenue Irregulars" today for unrelated reasons, but it prominently features a Checker Aerobus:

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I've seen the red Glacier Park tour model in the link. It's a beauty.
 
2020-08-05 10:29:22 PM  
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I want it
 
2020-08-05 10:29:43 PM  
Had neighbors in early 80s, South Africans who moved to small city Ozarks for some reason. Younger than my folks, had kids my age. They had a 6 door one the dad loved. Mom drove a Le Car, I think. Lovely people. Kind of a weird car neighborhood.
 
2020-08-05 11:05:49 PM  

dryknife: I'm thinking about stretching my Scion XB.


Whatever you do in the privacy of your own bedroom is none of our business.
 
2020-08-06 9:17:12 AM  

ippolit: I had a regular Checker for about a year that I drove around before it gave up the ghost in the early 90's. Still had the jump seats. Felt like it was going to shake apart when you got it up to 55 mph.


I always wanted one ever since a HS teacher of mine bought one new.  I was fascinated with it and loved the old school looks.

Then again, that was back when you didn't see a whole lot of motors making it to 100k miles.  These days that's virtually "just broken in" for some vehicles (like a Tacoma).
 
2020-08-06 11:08:58 AM  

propasaurus: MrBonestripper: They guy I bought my hearse from sold it to me because he needed room in his garage for a second one of these things:

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Now that'sugly


In its defense, it was built to be an airport shuttle rather than a stylish head-turner.  Amusingly, it was a flop because, while it had plenty of room for people, it didn't have enough room for all their luggage.  Estimates range that only between 50 and 100 were actually made.
 
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