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 Yamaha, but OSSA kept producing this bike into the late 70s and it was highly competitive.
I find these (especially the Mark I generation) to be one of the prettiest trials bikes ever built. Like all trials bikes, they didn’t weigh much – this tips the scales at just 210 pounds, which meant the 244cc 2-stroke engine didn’t have much mass to motivate.
This specific OSSA MAR (VIN: 344462) was restored 3 years ago and the competed in a AHRMA Vintage Trials event. Afterwards the current seller acquired it and put it in his/her collection. It’s a numbers matching bike with 228 miles on the odometer (though the seller can’t guarantee the number is accurate). As you’d expect from a bike that’s competed, there’s some small scratches and nicks, but that just adds to the charm, right?
Find this OSSA MAR for sale in Brewster, New York with bidding up to $1,830 and the reserve not yet met