Friday, January 22, 2010

Marketplace Feature: Tell 'em he's dreamin' - 3 Checkers for $380,000

When mileage of vintage cars is around the zero mark, the value skyrockets for some reason. Is it some strange brand of vehicular masochism that forces people to shell out wheelbarrows full of cash for 'just okay' cars that they would feel far too guilty to ever drive? Who knows, but a few case in point cars are listed here, here, and here on eBay.

Checkers are no doubt historic and iconic cars and these particular Checkers are very special. But how special does a Taxi have to be to bring $150-200k? Well, the bare shell listed for $10k is THE last Checker, or rather the last car made after the last salable Checker Marathon was built. Ten grand is a lot of money for a Checker but this one seems like the comparative bargain. Check out the 19 mile 1981 Marathon and the 22 mile 1982 Marathon sedan, selling for $150,000 and $200,000 respectively.

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