Long, long 1969 Checker Aerobus

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Long, long 1969 Checker Aerobus | ClassicCars.com Journal
The Checker Aerobus is said to have undergone complete restoration

Nine-door, four-row, 12-passenger Checkers were once known as airport limousines, designed for resorts and hotels to pick up and deliver guests. These livery craft predated the stretch Lincolns, Hummers, Navigators and such that are popular for bar hopping and prom night, but the Checkers were strictly business, built for transport rather than partying.

The Pick of the Day is a 1969 Checker Aerobus in all its 22.5-foot-long glory, ready to use as a vintage livery vehicle or for a really large family. Or maybe road trips with all your buddies on board. There’s room in here for an entire baseball team, plus a couple of coaches. Parking might be a problem.

Long, long 1969 Checker Aerobus | ClassicCars.com Journal
Room for the crew, and then some

The Aerobus is basically a stretched Checker Marathon station wagon, known mainly for their extreme durability and longevity. Of course, Marathon sedans were once the unmitigated choice of taxi companies everywhere, and you still can spot quite a few of them running around.

This Aerobus was restored in 2016, according to the private seller from Chicopee, Massachusetts, advertising the Checker on ClassicCars.com. Powered by a General Motors 350cid V8, the black-with-checkerboard-trim wagon has a new battery, alternator, AC compressor, tires, front suspension components, interior and an all-new wiring harness, the seller states in the ad.

Long, long 1969 Checker Aerobus | ClassicCars.com Journal
The interior looks ready for chauffeur duty

The photos with the ad show an Aerobus in very nice condition, with shiny paint and a fresh-looking interior.

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This unusual collector car is priced at $25,000 or best offer, which quite literally would be a lot of car for the money.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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