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1975 OSSA Plonker

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The OSSA Plonker (“plonking” used to be a different term for trials riding, as you’d “plonk” around rugged terrain at low speeds) was built in conjunction with trials expert Mick Andrews. It was their first attempt at a true observed trials bike, and it was succeeded by the Mick Andrews Replica. In the US, the Plonker was only available via …

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175cc – 1973 Bultaco Pursang 125

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted a couple of times, this Pursang sold for $5,145 after 26 bids on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Pursang did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $3,300 on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. Originally formed in 1959, Bultaco was formed primarily by former employees of the Montesa racing department. With time, Bultaco became …

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Rare Project – 1969 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for a BIN of $6,500 in Middletown, Ohio on eBay. As the seller put it, “if you are seeking a perfect restored Metralla – this probably isn’t for you. If you are looking for a far better than average Metralla that has the bones to cosmetically move it up the ladder – read on.”

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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.