1950 Cushman Step-Through
1950 Cushman Step-Through
The Cushman Scooter Company was started in 1903 in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Everett and Clinton Cushman. The company incorporated as Cushman Motor Works in 1913. Cushman began production of their four-stroke Husky engine in 1922. Cushman produced engines for farm equipment, pumps, lawn mowers, and boats. Cushman began making Auto-Glide scooters in 1936 as a means to increase the sale of Husky engines during the Great Depression. Cushman scooters were widely used by the United States Armed Forces in World War II and as an alternative to automobiles before and after the war.
For consignment a vintage Step-Through Model 60 series (denoted by the tapered outward turtle back cowling). Clean with a few scratches and chips off of the paint, but a good runner, smooth 2-speed shifter, and a hoot to take for a ride. All in its 1950's restored glory.
Presenting in glorious red, this tapered cowl model 60 is in good condition paint wise. A few areas of scratch off, and chipping, in particular on the lower fenders on the rear, but otherwise very nicely preserved. Chromed coil sprung suspension in the front, and coli sprung suspension in the rear are seen. Wide white 4.75 x 7.75 tires are attached to the front and rear.
A large square tan vinyl seat with red piping makes it feel like you're got something significant between your legs. A black rubber footrest and area underneath a small front cowl, will keep your feet dry if you get caught out in a shower. The rear “trunk” lifts up to reveal the barrel style gas tank, and a small storage area at the rear of the scooter. Handlebars are ergonomically placed with a twist throttle and outboard pedals for braking and clutch.
The 290cc engine is tucked within the turtleback cowling and has a 2-speed manual transmission attached. This engine is a Cushman Husky Model 17 M8-5 with a bore of 2 7/8" and a stroke 2 3/4”. A 1-barrel carburetor is attached and provides plenty of pep for the engine.
Strong steel horizontal girders welded to an I beam style frame, is sturdy, rust free, and houses the underpinnings of the scooter.
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.