Page 58. 1964 Cushman Highlander 721 Scooter SOLD

1964 Cushman Highlander 721 Scooter

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The first Highlander was introduced by Cushman in 1949, as  a low-cost basic machine to get kids into the scooter market. The first model sold for $187.50.

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The 721 Series made its debut in 1958, and was the final Highlander model, as Highlanders were discontinued on 4th August 1964.

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It’s quite an ‘agricultural’ scooter. The design hardly changed from the 1940s to the 1960s. In nostalgic terms, that certainly provides a lot of charm.

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But it’s easy to see why Lambrettas and Vespas displaced the hold of American-built scooters when they were eventually imported into the USA and allowed to compete.

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The engine is quite loud, the ride a little bumpy and, like most old American scooters, they were only fitted with one brake. This is all part of that Cushman charm.

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SHORT VIDEO of CUSHMAN HIGHLANDER SCOOTER

STARTING AND DRIVING

CUSHMAN HIGHLANDER PETROL TAP AND LIGHT SWITCH


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This scooter has been through our workshops, and is in fully-operational condition. Bear in mid that you depress the foot-starter while standing at the side of the machine and that it’s an automatic – so don’t rev it up too much when starting, otherwise it will drive off without you.

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CUSHMAN MOTOR WORKS

Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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Cushman Motor Works was started by Everette and Clinton Cushman in 1902, and they ran the company until 1922. Scooters were manufactured as a way to showcase Cushman engines, and the first model, in 1936, was the Autoglide. The company supplied the military with scooters during WW2.

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America did not suffer the same postwar deprivations as the rest of the world. The forties and fifties were buoyant for vehicle production and public consumption. Scooters were an ideal local transport option for teenagers. The photo below is from 1946.

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Scooter production ended in 1966, though the company continued making three-wheelers, golf-carts and trucksters. The 1967 police ‘Patrol Truckster’ is illustrated below. Cushman was eventually purchased by Ransomes of Ipswich, UK, an ironic fate for a company that was once as American as Mom’s apple pie.

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain delivery is ONLY £60 for this scooter to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

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I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

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