After Ransomes of U.K. bought Cushman Motors production continued at a lower pace, concentrating on the police and factory markets. The 9 and 18hp OMC engines long since exhausted, the company turned to Dihatsu for their 800cc mill and automatic transmission.
The water-cooled 800cc triple pushing 27 ponies against the 650 lb. weight give the three 400-8 bias-ply tires a test. With speeds approaching 35 mph, this Truckster is street legal. Front cow catcher and rear bumper are ready for action.
Retired from the Iowa City traffic department, this 1993 was treated to a full restoration, fresh navy blue over a black frame, with red wheels ( even the steering wheel ! ) New carpeting and weather seals for the cargo bay, and fresh interior. Not so long ago, one might have seen one like this in any major city nationwide.
We are offering a 3-wheeler ATM Police Cushman w/3cyl water cooled 27hp gas engine. 3-speed manual transmission w/ reverse. Restored and dependable. Comes with complete parts manuals for body/engine & even accessories. This Cushman has the complete weather protection cab, with removeable doors, and covered trunk. The performance will surprise you, it’s much quicker than you expect. Vehicle is licensed and titled for street usage.
Since Textron brought the brand back to U.S. they have concentrated on “gator” type vehicles and a comprehensive line of golf carts. The venerable trike is relegated to the “Tugger” factory vehicle pictured above. The last Patrol Truckster was built in 2002, and this lovingly restored Cushman revives a bygone era of community policing.