’53 Cushman ‘Rat Rod’ Scooter
This is a ride that not only will stand out at any bike night or bike show on the planet, it will be a hit at every hot rod show as well. On top of all the adoration you and your Cushman will receive, you get to ride it to and from the show… and, to work, to get groceries, take the dog to the vet (stuff it in the underseat compartment) then to church on Sunday. Truly this ‘Rat Rod’ Cushman is too cool for school.
This custom started life as a 1953 series 50 Cushman scooter, then Dr. Frankenstein got ahold of it. The 688cc Briggs and Stratton twin cylinder motor is surrounded by a cool fibreglass body with louvered aluminum panels installed to keep that engine cool. The ‘Rat Scoot’ has some special features you won’t find on your average, every day, run of the mill Cushman. Start with a driveway paint job, add a lawn tractor gas tank, a Chevy Impala tail light, a cigar box for a tool box on the front fork and, the final cool factor…silver glitter hand grips! How can you go wrong with those?
Every now and then you find something really special on ebay, this is one of those times and this is one of those things. You need this ‘Rat Rod Cushman’. Click on the pics for more info and more pic’s