Vintage Ad: Checker 9-Passenger Aerobus – Shorter Than A ’73 Imperial Coupe

When I ran across this ad for the 9-passenger Aerobus, what jumped out at me was its overall length: 235.25″. Hmm; that number sounds very familiar, as in (almost) the length of a ’73 Imperial coupe, which measures 235.3″. Seriously? A full-size six-door 9-passenger station wagon is actually shorter than an Imperial Coupe?

It’s a bit sad, but true.

Thanks to the most excessively long hood and trunk, yes, the Imperial coupe trumps the Aerobus by 0.05 inches. What a triumph!


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