1965 Checker Marathon

This is my 1965 Checker Marathon I picked up in 2019.

Originally a straight 6, Chevy 230 powered car with a 3 speed manual with optional overdrive. Rear gear ratio was the optional 4.10 gears. Optional Fairfield Blue paint. None “energized” 4 corner none adjusting drum brakes.

Basically one of the cheapest Checkers spec wise but has a fancy paint!

The original engine is there but the water jacket is rusted to crap.

Day I brought it home.

My plan is to take it all apart and restromod it. I want to keep it a straight 6 powered car so I have a chevy 292 I6 that will bolt right up to the original borg warner T86 transmission.

Interior before I took it apart.

I also plan on running a turbo on the 292 with multi point injection. Will be an interesting build :)