1947 Salsbury Scooter Model 85 Vintage Scooter Motorcycle Restored titled

1947 Other Makes Salsbury Model 85

Other Makes Salsbury Model 85 1947 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Canoga Park, California, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: Salsbury Model 85
Type: Classic Vintage Scooter
Year: 1947
Mileage: 99
Color: Orange
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1947 Salsbury Scooter Model 85


This motorcycle was found in Arizona while on a motorcycle tour. It was purchased from Terry Smith who is known to be the Salsbury expert in the nation. This is a model 85 that was an original rolling chassis with a new engine and drive-train by Terry Smith. The current owner took the bike home and did a complete professional restoration to compliment the running gear. The motorcycle is on permanent display and ready for the next owner to shine, how, nd ride. The demo stand goes with the bike. This Salsbury Scooter is titled and licensed in California

Back in 1936, man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, scooter with an enclosed drive-train underneath the seat. His later development of the first Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried to license the design internationally. This design defined the second generation of scooters worldwide, nd inspired competition from Cushman and even Harley-Davidson. One of the most interesting Salsbury designs was the Salsbury Imperial Rocket (also known as the Model 85), hich was designed to entice car drivers to switch to a scooter.

How did Salsbury plan on stealing market share from car drivers? First of all, cooters usually had a twist throttle, ike a motorcycle. Car drivers weren’t used to that, o Salsbury changed the controls – this scooter has foot-operated brake and gas pedals. The interesting bodywork (styled with jet plane influences as Salsbury had lent his efforts to designing airplanes for WWII) covered nearly everything to keep riders clean. The engine was good for 6 horsepower and with a CVT, rider could actually get up to 50 miles per hour. Reports estimate that between 700-1000 were produced.

Mileage: Possibly 35 miles on this motorcycle after restoration.

Paint: Hi Tech enamel, olor matched to the correct original sample found on the bike. This paint was done by a professional body shop and it is of excellent quality

Sheet metal: Sheet metal is original. It was prepared with love by a quality body mechanic. Sheet metal is smooth and well fitting.

Chrome: Original chrome pieces were re-chromed during the restoration.

Tires and Rims: Rims were properly prepared and then painted. Tires and tubes are new.

Mechanical: This is drive-train was completely gone through by Terry Smith. It is a rebuild of the original equipment found in the original motorcycle. It starts easy and is a smooth ride performing correctly. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) functions correctly.

TITLE: Clean, lear, alifornia title and registration .

Mechanical: This is drive-train was completely gone through by Terry Smith. It is a rebuild of the original equipment found in the original motorcycle. It starts easy and is a smooth ride performing correctly. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) functions correctly.

TITLE: Clean, lear, alifornia title and registration

NADA: This motorcycle would rate as a 1+ on the NADA scale.
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