1947 SALSBURY mODEL 85

Third Floor - History

Manufactured in Pomona, California, the sleek Salsbury Model 85 was influenced by the wartime aerodynamics work of company founder E. Foster Salsbury. The floor-mounted pedals gave it car-like control and enveloping bodywork concealed oily mechanical components, making it cleaner to ride than other two-wheeled vehicles. Despite its futuristic appearance, fewer than 1,000 Salsbury Model 85s were built during two years of production.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum