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Restored – 1972 OSSA 250 MAR

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Post Sale Update: This MAR sold for $5,000 after 39 bids on eBay. The OSSA MAR (Mick Andrews Replica) was built after OSSA hired the English rider to design and ride a new trials bike – he went on to win two consecutive European Trials Championships and three consecutive Scottish Six Days Trials with it. In 1973, Andrews moved to …

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1964 Lube-NSU Condor

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Founded in 1947 by Luis Bejarano Morga, Lube was a relatively popular Spanish motorcycle manufacturer that utilized NSU motors starting in 1952. In their best years, they sold almost 1,000 bikes a year and it went out of business in 1967. This Condor is from 1964, the last year for NSU powerplants.

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#100 – 1969 Bultaco Lobito 100

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Post Listing Update: This Lobito did not get any interest at the opening ask of $4,500. Bultaco’s “Little Wolf”, the Lobito was available in a variety of displacements over the years. The tiniest of the offerings was the 10 horsepower, 2-stroke 100cc, and today we’ve got a restored example that appropriately happens to be the 100th example ever built.

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Lambretta Licensed – 1973 Serveta Jet 200

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Post Sale Update: This Serveta sold for $6,421 after 25 bids on eBay. [x_line} In the early 50s, Lambretta’s Spanish distributor got permission from the parent company of Innocenti to build their own licensed copies. Production started in 1954, and a decade later the Spanish company changed their name from Lambretta Locomociones to Serveta. In 1966, Lambretta introduced a top …

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Trials Junkie Duo – 2 Montesa Cota 123s

In Less than 5k, Off-Road, Spain by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

If you are at all familiar with Trials, then you are certainly familiar with the name Montesa. Montesa is a Spanish company that has been around since 1944. Formed by Pedro Permanyer and Francisco Bulto, they flourished from the 50’s through the 70’s making small-displacement bikes for the postwar market. They produced numerous road-going models, most notably the Brio and …

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Restored – 1974 Ossa Phantom 250

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Post Listing Update: This Phantom did not get any interest at the asking price of $3,450. When Honda debuted the CR250M (known as the Elsinore in the US), it was an instant classic and a terrifying prospect for manufacturers focused on two-stroke off-roaders like Penton, Hodaka, and Bultaco. OSSA also felt threatened by Honda’s new development, and they countered with …

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1964 Montesa Diablo Cross 175

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12-7-17 Update: Over a year later, this rare Montesa is back up for sale. I still can’t find good information on it though reader yrrah added some info in the comments below. It’s got a $1,100 discount over last year’s asking price but that still means the seller is looking for an opening bid of $5,500 here on eBay. The …

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1968 Bultaco Metralla

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Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for $6,100 after 46 bids on eBay. One of the definitive Spanish street bikes of all time, the Bultaco Metralla (Spanish for “shrapnel”) was appropriately named as it when it was the world’s fastest production 2-stroke bike when it debuted. In the seller’s words, this example “is the culmination of 7 years of work …

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1976 Montesa Cota 348

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Montesa developed a prototype of the Cota 348 to compete in the 1975 Scottish Six Days Trial, and Malcolm Rathmell rode it to a second place finish. Rathmell was an accomplished trials rider who won the World Championship in 1974 and the British Trials Championship 6 times in a 10 year period, and the 348 was developed with him as …

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Recently Restored – 1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post Listing Update: Despite 4 bids on eBay up to $5,300, this Metralla did not meet reserve. When it was released, the Metralla Mk2 was the fastest two-stroke motorcycle you could buy. It held that title for a short time – you should check out Mat Oxley’s book Stealing Speed to learn why two-stroke development was at a fever pitch …

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Restored – 1970 Bultaco El Bandido Mk2

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Post Listing Update: This Bultaco did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $5,651.88. In 1967, Bultaco introduced their first open class bike and gave it one of the best names and logos in the business. It was called the El Bandido (obviously, The Bandit), and it was available in scrambles and MX variants. The Mark 2 version was …