As of 2015, Cushman motor scooters are available at Cars-on-Line.com, CushmanforSale.com and Hemmings.com. The vehicles are located throughout the United States, and their conditions vary. Website listings feature asking prices, vehicle photographs and descriptions, and seller contact information. The listings include private sellers, auction companies and dealers.Continue Reading
Cushman Motor Works, which had produced small boat engines since 1901, began manufacturing motor scooters in 1936 at its factory in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students, farmers, businessmen, housewives and the U.S. military embraced the scooter because it provided a convenient mobility alternative to automobiles and bicycles. Some states did not require driver's licenses to operate the vehicles. Cushman introduced its popular Eagle model in 1950, the same year that the company's annual scooter production reached 10,000 units. By the late 1950s, the company was producing about 15,000 units annually.
Made of steel and rubber, the compact Cushman scooters drew competition from foreign imports, and by the 1960s, Cushman's market share was in decline. In 1965, the company ceased scooter production and began producing other small vehicles, such as golf carts. A 1945 Cushman scooter is on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Learn more about Buying & Selling