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1971 OSSA Pioneer 250

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Post Listing Update: This Pioneer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Ossa was a Spanish firm that offered a wide variety of dirt bikes to cover anything that an off-road enthusiast could want to do. The Pioneer was OSSA’s enduro bike, though realistically the pavement experience was limited to putting around in town. In the dirt, it …

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Original Paint – 1963 Bultaco Matador 200

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Post Sale Update: This Matador sold for $3,800 after 2 bids on eBay in Shelter Island, New York. Bultaco introduced the Matador as an enduro you could compete with or commute with – an evolution of Bultaco’s 175cc Sherpa-based prototype that had just won an ISDT gold medal. Thanks to equipment like the horn, lights, and gauges, it was a …

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1973 Bultaco Alpina 250

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Post Sale Update: This Alpina sold for $2,766 after 28 bids on eBay, however the winner was a no-show. The bike was relisted for a BIN of $2,700, and it sold at that number. After the success of the Sherpa T, Bultaco released the Alpina 250, a bike specifically built for enduro riders.

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16 Miles – 2003 Bultaco Astro 50

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Post Listing Update: This Astro did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $2,800 on eBay in Corona, California. UPDATE: I made the mistake of taking the seller at face value on this one when he or she called it a Lobito. This is actually an Astro (who would have thought, considering it says “Astro” on the side). The …

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1975 Bultaco Frontera 360

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Post Sale Update: This Frontera sold for $2,700 after 8 bids on eBay in Boise, Idaho. When Bultaco wanted to introduce the Frontera to American customers, they said it was “bred from the Pursang and the demands of the American Enduro experts.” The idea was that you’d get the off-road capabilities of the MX Pursang, but with a wide-ratio transmission …

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1970 OSSA Stiletto 250

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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.

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Restored Model 13 – 1964 Bultaco Mercurio

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Post Listing Update: This Mercurio again did not meet reserve, this time despite 16 bids up to $3,601 on eBay. 4-7-19 Update: Almost a year later, this Mercurio is back up for sale. Nothing seems to have changed since bidding stalled out at $3,733 last time, but here’s your chance if you missed it in June. Find this Bultaco for …

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Model 18 – 1968 Bultaco El Bandido

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One of the rarer Bultacos ever made, the El Bandido 360 was an open class racer that could be ordered with either a 19″ or 21″ front wheel depending on your desire to compete in MX events or Scrambles. Either way, you’d get a beautiful bike with one of my favorite logos in motorcycling.