1952 Cushman Eagle Scooter
This outstanding Cushman Eagle is a great example of the type of scooter
available during the miniature motorcycle craze of the 1950’s. Highly
collectible today the Cushman motorcycle was a unique, simple and highly
configurable scooter that could be bought and customized to the riders
The production and use of Cushman Airborne military scooters aided the Army
during World War II due to their ease of use, maintenance and ability to drop
out of helicopters/planes. Consumer production resumed full-force after the
war; by 1950 Cushman was manufacturing 10,000 motor scooters per year, and in
that year the company introduced its popular Eagle model.
The Eagle was Cushmans’ most popular scooter in production for 16 years. The
popularity of the Cushman Eagle was largely due to it looking like a motorcycle
with its exposed engine and top tank. Cushman Eagles were designed for
simplicity of operation and service and built to give owners dependable
performance mile after mile.
This Model 762 Springer Eagle with centrifugal clutch and no transmission
was introduced in April, 1952. This was to be an economy model and came less
the rack above the rear fender. Production lasted only about one year and is
very rare and collectable.
This 4hp round block Cushman Husky Air-Cooled engine has been rebuilt and
has a brand-new upgraded carburetor. The engine is in great running condition
and sounds great.
This particular Cushman is an early model Eagle with Barrel spring front
forks suspension and brakes are in excellent condition. Equipped with a Rare –
single speed direct drive this model does not have a transmission.
This particular scooter was cosmetically restored a decade ago and used as a
conversation piece in a lobby / showroom never being used or driven. Frame was
re-painted yellow and is in excellent shape.
The Eagle Cushman looks to our eye more like a Harley than many other
versions with its swooping lines, cruiser stance, tear drop tank and hard tail
seat. The Eagle model was definitely one of the more popular models. As
far as the ancillary controls on this Cushman, all of the switches, head light and
tail light work as they should and are powered by a full-power Cushman
Permalite built as an integral part of the magneto. Pedals and handle bars are
in excellent condition.
To be sold on a Bill of Sale.