In the 1920s the Checker Taxi was the biggest operator in Chicago. By 1922 it started manufacturing its own cabs after struggling through the 1930s, and diversified into military trucks during the war.
After a few false starts the A8 was introduced in 1956 and, except for a few minor changes, remained in production until 1982. The All/A12 series was introduced in 1963 and by 1967 the small block Chevy 327 was installed. Federal legislation of the 1970s forced fuel and safety changes making the company struggle.
The last body styling change was made in 1973 putting on huge, ungainly front bumpers. This is a compilation of road tests, technical features, performance and specification data, introductory articles.
Models covered are: A8 Standard, A8 Driv-er-Matic, Superba, Marathon, Superba Estate, Marathon Estate, Aerocar, Aerobus, A12E, A11E.
Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The Limited Edition series deal mostly with makes and models of a highly specialised nature and are generally printed in small quantities. Each book has 92 pages and around 200 illustrations.
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