1962 Centaur Folding Scooter

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Post Sale Update: sold for $5,219 after 33 bids on eBay.

When it was released, the Centaur was claimed to be America’s only “full-size” folding scooter. It was marketed as a portable transportation solution that could be folded up in three steps and carried on a boat, plane, trailer, or car.

The two-stroke Clinton engine produced 5 horsepower, good for a top speed of 40 miles per hour, consumption of 100 miles per gallon, or carrying capacity of 400 pounds. For more on the Centaur, check out this page on the US Scooter Museum, which is full of vintage ads like this explanation of why you should become a dealer!

From http://www.usscootermuseum.com/centaur.htm

This example (VIN: 200047) is said to run well with only a few cosmetic issues – a crack in the floorboard, a hole in the seat, and a missing seat strap. What makes up for all of that is the luggage rack and the rare saddlebags which look to be in excellent shape.

Find this Centaur for sale in Fayetteville, Arkansas with bidding up to $885