Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Checker Model C, E & H 1922 through 1926

1923 Checker Model H, sole survivor at the Gilmore Museum      


Checker Model  C, E & H 1922 through 1926

Checker officially came off the line in June of 1922.  The first model was the Model C,  C standing for Commonwealth or Checker?  Who knows, that said between 1922 and 1926, Checker would offer several  “new” models, including the Model H and the Model E. Markin's hype can be attributed to the word “new”, as the Model C, H and E were essentially the Commonwealth Mogul’s with new model names. Both were offered with a choice of 117- and 127-inch wheelbase. The Model E & H both used the Buda four-cylinder engine that CEO Morris Markin contracted soon after he started manufacturing under the Checker name. The most significant difference in design comparing the Model E and H to the Model C appears to be the larger chrome bumpers compared to the flimsy steel bumpers seen on the Model C

 
 
Model E Export to UK
 
Model H, sole survivor at 1962 Chicago Auto Show


Model H, sole survivor at 1966 Chicago Auto Show

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