Checker B C D Prototypes

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Toward the end of WWII, Checker starts to re-focus on taxis and cars. This results in the design of several new models, none of which are ever produced. These are the models B, C and D.

 

Checker Model B is designed by Herbert Snow of Auburn fame and two are built for testing.

 

The Model C is designed in 1944 but is abandoned.

 

During 1945-1946 the Model D is designed by Ray Dietrich using a transverse 6 cylinder engine and front-wheel drive.

 

In 1946 the federal government decides to kick-start taxi production by ordering a total of 5,000 cabs from Checker,  DeSoto and Packard.