Metal Classic New York City Checker Model Taxi

Metal Classic New York City Checker Model Taxi

MerchMixer

$65.99 $89.99

In 1922. Checker Motors Company of Kalamazoo. Mich. makes the first Checker taxicabs In the 1970's. there were about 5. 000 Checkers make up almost half of New York City's taxi fleet In 1982. production ceases for economic reasons By 1993. there were only 10 Checker cabs left in New York July 26. 1999. the last day of New York's last Checker cab. as the owner. Mr Johnson prepared to retire Our model not only tells the great story of the Checker taxicabs. but it also reminds us of the NYC's icon. the yellow cab. which is falling in number due to fierce competition from rideshares such as Uber. GrapYou may not see them as often in a few more years This model is 100% handmade out of tin and hand-painted yellow with checker symbols along both sides and on the roof Features: - 100% handmade out of tin - Taxi sign on the rooftop - Checker symbols along both sides and on the roof - Turnable black-painted wheels - Handpainted yellow It's a great item for office decoration or any passionate collectors
Country of Origin:- US

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