Checker Superba

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The Checker Superba was an automobile produced by Checker Motors Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan, between 1961 and 1963. The Superba used the Checker taxi cab bodies and were produced in two trim lines, standard and Custom, both in two body styles, four-door sedan and a five-door station wagon.

On the exterior of the Superba, the grille was composed of an arched center section, flanked two-chrome wings; engine compartment ventilation was through 24 rectangular sections located in the center of the grille. Parking lights were placed on two solid panels flanking the ventilation spaces and housed in round star-like housings. When the Checker Marathon was introduced in 1961, it was given its own unique full-width egg-crate grille.

In 1963, the Superba received its only exterior change, a more sculptured front bumper. Otherwise the car's appearance was exactly as it was when introduced in 1961.

Total production of the Superba in its first year of 1960 (1,050 units) was very limited compared to even the weakest full-line United States automaker at the time, Studebaker.