c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc

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c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc

Sold for US$ 6,325 inc. premium
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
Founded in the early 1900s by cousins Clinton and Everett Cushman, the Lincoln, Nebraska firm had long been established as engine manufacturers, its products powering boats, farm machinery, pumps and lawnmowers. The story goes that Cushman's two-wheeler came about quite by chance following aviator Col. Roscoe Turner's demonstration of a Salsbury scooter at an air show in Lincoln in 1936. A local boy liked what he saw and fashioned his own crude copy using a Cushman Husky lawnmower engine as power unit.

Known as 'The Big Name in Little Wheels', Cushmans would evolve through countless incarnations over the years, one of the most significant developments being the launch of a new, larger line in 1949. This was the Eagle, which abandoned the scooter's traditional open-framed 'step-through' layout, placing the gas tank in the conventional motorcycle position. It was a brave move: Nobody knew what the riding public's reaction would be to a scooter that looked more like a miniature Harley-Davidson, but the Eagle proved to be an outstanding success, selling more units than any other Cushman model.

This restored 1962 Cushman, powered by an 8hp 349cc Husky 4-stroke, is a Super Eagle model, with all-metal rear bodywork and extra chrome and other decoration and some factory accessories. The Super Eagle has been on display in a private climate-controlled facility amongst other vintage scooters.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is 047161 and the title will be in transit.
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c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc
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