Handmade Classic New York City Model Taxi Car


Handmade Classic New York City Model Taxi Car

Product description

Live your New York dream with this handmade classic NYC taxicab model. Modeled on the iconic cabs manufactured by the Checker Motors Company in 1922, this scale replica is entirely handmade from iron and hand-painted in vintage yellow paint, with a checker decal along the sides and roof. A truly nostalgic item for collectors and enthusiasts.

• 100% handmade out of iron
• Hand-painted yellow
• Taxi sign on the rooftop
• Checker symbols along both sides and on the roof
• Turnable black-painted wheels

By 1920, there were two dominant taxi companies in Chicago, Checker Taxi, and Yellow Cab Company. Checker Taxi became the first cab company to hire African-American drivers and the first to require that drivers pick up all fares, not just European-American ones. Yellow Cab Company was sold to Parmelee Transportation Company which made Parmelee, which includes Yellow Cab and Checker Taxi, the largest cab company in the United States in 1940.

L: 13 W: 5 H: 5 Inches