1966 Checker Marathon Deluxe
283 CID V8 3-Speed Automatic
$18,595 - Stock #964-HOU
Houston Showroom @ 832-243-6220

Stock #964-HOU

Engine: 283 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 56806 ( actual )
Body Style: Sedan
Exterior Color: Light Blue
Interior Color: Blue


  • Air Conditioning
  • AM Radio
  • Cloth Interior
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Wide White Walls
  • Numbers are Matching

Up for sale now, in our Houston showroom is this very unique and rare 1966 Checker Marathon! The Marathon was introduced in September 1960 for the 1961 model year. The car was produced by the Checker Motors Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan, between 1961 and 1982. These cars were made famous and are most well known for their role for decades as a New York City taxi cab.

This 66’ is in fantastic condition and is a real gem to have in our showroom as it is a true survivor car. This one is shown in its original baby blue factory color paint that looks great. The car has been repainted within the last few years and it still looks great. The exterior body is straight and body panel gaps are even. The doors open & close with ease. The paint quality is good, with no dings, dents, or scuffs to be mentioned. The chrome bumpers, trim, grill, & door handles are in great condition as they have been reconditioned & re-chromed. The rear of the car is our favorite with the vertical tail lights on each side give the car a unique appearance. The car has new bumpers on the front & rear. There is no rust on body of the car to be found, the trouble spots on these cars do not show any issues. The car also has a new front windshield, rear window, & new weather stripping on them.

Powering this lengthy car is its original 283 CiD short block that is paired to a 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine starts right up and is healthy throughout the power band and the transmission shifts smooth and gives the car a nice quality ride. The engine & trans are original to the car and have not been rebuilt as the car only has 56k original miles!!

Looking at the interior, you will see the ORIGINAL interior. This car was a barn find and only needed a exterior repaint to get it back up to par. The interior is in excellent condition and has plenty of room! There is about a 3-foot space between the front & rear seats! The dash, carpet, door panels, headliner, & seats are all in great shape, are comfortable, & looks cool. The window cranks work as they should. All dash equipment works as it should. This car is a survivor car so it will have a little wear on it but how would you look in 50 years??

Options on this car include; AC (blows cool, not cold), power brakes, power steering, seat belts, vinyl & cloth interior, white wall tires, & more! For more information on this 1966 Checker Marathon Deluxe call the Houston Showroom at 832-243-6220 or email houston@gatewayclassiccars.com

Numbers Matching and Original Mileage Cars

If marked as such, the Owner states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Gateway Classic Cars. As such Gateway Classic Cars is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

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