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Cushman Classic Bikes

Scooters trace their ancestry back to France with the Auto-Fauteuil mark in 1902, 1903 in the USA, where Cushman and Salsbury created some of the first motorized two wheelers with the traits that have come to embody scooters. Cushman's light, compact, and rugged scooters were used by the United States military as ground vehicles for paratroopers during World War II.

Cushman Motor Works of Omaha, Nebraska, established its reputation by building motor scooters, such as its famous Auto-Glide model. In 1949, Cushman redesigned its 50 series scooter to look like a miniature version of a Harley-Davidson Big Twin or an Indian Chief. The newly named Cushman Eagle motorcycle became the firm's best seller ever.

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1943 Cushman Airbourne Military 1943 Cushman Airbourne

This is a Cushman Auto Glide model 53 Motor Scooter made for WW2 Airborne troops. The rugged, simple Model 53 was designed to travel through a foot of water, climb a 25 percent grade and had a range of about 100 miles.

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1946 Cushman 1946 Cushman  
1947 Cushman 50 Series Cushman 50 Series Single-speed.
1951 Cushman 1951 Cushman
1955 Cushman Super Eagle 1955 Cushman Super Eagle

Super Eagles and Silver Eagles

In 1959, the eagle was dressed up with new styling as the Super Eagle. The front forks were covered by a shapely apron and a deluxe tail section housed the rear wheel. In 1961, Cushman unveiled its all-new, all-aluminum OMC 9hp Super Husky engine to create the Silver Eagle. Despite some early teething problems, the OMC engine soon powered the complete Eagle line.


The 1961 Super Silver Eagle was a fully optioned model with a price tag to match. It featured the luxurious Folo-Thru Bendix turnkey electric starter to crank over the Super Husky on a dime, a Buddy Seat, saddle bags, turn signals, twin mirrors, speedometer, and windshield as well as the special order all white paint scheme. To be sure, the Super Eagle set a high standard for style - in fact, this was as stylish a motorcycle as you could have dreamed of in the early sixties. The bike still holds up well today.

1956 Cushman Husky Scooter 1956 Cushman Husky Scooter
1957 Cushman Mailster Cushman Mailster Canvas front and doors. Very rare, used in the central pa mail service. 8hp huskee engine and 4-speed gearbox.
1957 Cushman Step Thru Scooter 1957 Cushman Step Thru Scooter
1958 Cushman Pacemaker 1958 Cushman Pacemaker
1959 Cushman Allstate, 50cc 1959 Cushman Allstate, 50cc
1959 Cushman Super Eagle 1959 Cushman Super Eagle 350cc, 8 Bhp.
1960 Cushman Super Eagle Cushman Super Eagle 250cc, 5 Hp.
1960 Cushman Silver Eagle 1960 Cushman Silver Eagle  
1961 Cushman Highlander Cushman Highlander  
1962 Cushman Mailster Cushman Mailster  
1963 Cushman Truckmaster 1963 Cushman Truckmaster  

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