1982 Checker A11 Winkoff 267 CID from North America
A classic cool ride
Seat belts wore out.
The car almost rusted away when I wasn't looking.
I love this car. It is under powered, slow on take off, and corners like an elephant. It is basically ugly, and gets poor gas mileage.
However, it seats eight people when the jump seats are used, and rides like a brick on glass (smooth). Best of all - it is a Checker!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2004
Yea, it's not hard to believe how it could rust away when you weren't looking.
Checkers were not easy to look at even when they were new.
As a cab driver I wish that they still made the Checkers, as for the Crown Victoria's we use today as taxi's there is not enough room especially with a shield put in. I'm sure if they still made Checkers with todays technology they would be evn better cars for the taxi-cab business.
I have a 1981 Checker Winkoff A11 Extended Chasis that I need to get rid of if anybody has interest.
Where is the checker and how much are you asking? e mail me at email@example.com.
Checker stopped in 2009, when they filed for Chapter 11. They were sold off piece by piece until all that was left of the once proud giant was a name.
A damn shame.
But, that might make it cheaper to resurrect it as a car maker.
The reason it was slow was the 250 Chevy straight six. If it had the 350 (even though at the time GM turned them into garbage), it would have been far better.