Post Listing Update: This Stiletto did not meet reserve despite 4 bids up to $5,500 on eBay in Carlsbad, California.
Nowadays, the word “stiletto” typically refers to heels. But a stiletto is actually a thin dagger, and that’s why it shares a name with this slender OSSA MXer.
I think it’s one of the prettiest MX bikes ever built thanks to the fiberglass bodywork and hand-painted pinstripes, though Stiletto sales never matched what the European competitors were putting outwith Husky and CZ badges, let alone what Japan was cranking out at the time. In 1970, engine options included a 175cc and a 250cc, both with a 4-speed transmission. A fifth speed was introduced in 1971.
This example (VIN: M262469) is offered by a seller who was trying to own a Stiletto from each model year, but “reality has set in and due to space limitations” he’s just going to keep a 1971 model. With the help of Keith Lynas at OSSA Planet, this Stiletto features a rebuilt original IRZ carb, restored seat, rebuilt kickstart arm, and some new parts such as the number plate assembly and shifter rubber. With that said, the seller says there are a few things that need to be pointed out, including a missing chain guard/guide, missing front axle “lock pin” (I assume a cotter pin?), aftermarket rear shocks, dents on the exhaust, and some minor blemishes in the paint. There’s other points described in the listing, but this looks like it could be a fun runner that should get dirty again.
Find this Stiletto for sale in Carlsbad, California with bidding up to $5,300 and the reserve not yet met