Checker A-11 and A-12 models were produced over a 20-year period until the decision to stop making cars and taxis was made in 1982.

 

During those 20 years, many minor and major changes were made to help revive the brand. Unfortunately, there was never enough money to create a brand new model. Some of the more significant events were as follows:

 

1962: Checker Town Custom Limousine is introduced (A-11E)

 

1962: 3,000 private vehicles are sold to the public

 

1963: 7,050 cars & taxis are built

 

1964: Engines switched to Chevrolet from Continental

 

1966: 5,761 cars 7 taxis are built

 

1968: Perkin diesel engines are offered

 

1968: Roof and windshield are raised 2 inches

 

1969: Checker Medicar is introduced

 

1970: Morris Markin dies

 

1972: Prison version of Aerobus is introduced

 

1974: A-12W8 Aerobus and A-12 Wagon are discontinued

 

1976: A-128E Aerobus discontinued

 

1976: Ed Cole buys 50% of Checker

 

1977: Oldsmobile diesel engines are offered

 

1977: Ed Cole is killed in a plane crash

 

1980: Chevy V-6 engine is offered

 

1981: Only 3,100 cars are produced. Company loses close to $500K

 

1982: Last Checker rolls off the assembly line on July 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Checker A-11 Taxicab Photo
1962 Checker Marathon V8 Ad
1962 Checker A12
1962 Checker Custom Limousine
1962 Checker - Oswald Getaway Cab
1962 Checker - Lee Harvey Oswald Cab
1963 Checker A12E Custom Limousine
1963 Checker A11
1967 Checker A-12 Wagon
1967 Checker A-12 Wagon
1968 Checker Marathon Stationwagon
1968 Checker Marathon
1969 Checker Medicar
1971 Checker - Tomlinson
1970s Checker NYC
1973 Checker
1973 Checker A-12 Interior
1980 Checker Surge Cab 24
1980 Photo NY City Checker Cabs
1982 Checker
1982 Checker - Queensboro Bridge NY
1982 Checker A11
1982 Checker A11 NYC Taxi Betsy II
1968 Checker Aerobus A12W
1972 Checker Convoy 12-passenger Security Van
1971 Aerobus - Virginia USA
1974 Checker A12W Stationwagon
1973 Checker A-12W8 Aerobus
1963 Checker Aerobus A-12W
1982 Last Checker at Gilmore
1982 Last Checker