Above: 1959 Bishop Sheen Checker Limo
Reprinted from a State Department Article Fall 1961
The Department of State has extended the compact car trend to the limousine. This has been done by transforming a new medium weight sedan by the addition of such “extras” as gray broadcloth upholstery, a glass partition between driver and passenger areas, and an air conditioning unit. The result is a very presentable and rigged limousine that may prove especially useful in countries where rough roads are prevalent, where maintenance facilities are scarce and high octane gasoline is hard to come by.