One of the most characteristic American sedans of the ’60s is the legendary Checker Marathon, better known as New York Taxi. The Marathon was introduced in 1960 and was sold through 1982 (via Hemmings).
Available with a straight six or V8 engine from Chevrolet, Marathon was designed and built as a dependable and rugged machine. That is why it was used and abused as the ideal taxi vehicle for decades. Not only in New York but in other cities as well. The Marathon was available as a sedan, wagon, and even the exciting and rare 12-seat Aerowagon.