In 1936, Normal Siegel created Moto Scoot with all of his assets and three employees. When Siegel served in the Amry for WWII, the company was taken over by financiers in Chicago who changed the name to American Moto Scoot. It would go on to be the nation’s most popular scooter for a few years, bigger than Cushman or Salisbury. Distribution was handled through several stores like Montgomery Ward, Spiegel, Mead Cycle Co, J&R Auto Parts, and more. For more information on Moto Scoot, check out this history from the US Scooter Museum.
This example (VIN: 3840) is one of the early models, before Siegel went to WWII. It’s the Deluxe model, which had a MSRP of $111.50 and was powered by a 1 horsepower Lauson engine. The seller suggests that only 10-15 examples of this scooter from this year are known to exist. It was restored ‘back to her original glory’, a process which included sourcing NOS tires.
Find this Moto Scoot for sale in Manitowoc, Wisconsin with bidding up to $1,803 and the reserve not yet met