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Consecutive Serials – 2 Bultaco El Tirons

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Post Listing Update: Despite 24 bids on eBay up to $4,051, these El Tirons did not meet reserve. The Bultaco (El) Tiron is a true rarity – it’s even been hard for me to find decent information on it. Despite that, a seller is offering two examples that have consecutive serial numbers, if that means anything to you.

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1977 Bultaco Astro

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Post-Listing Update: This Astro did not meet reserve with 5 bids up to $3,099. The Bultaco Astro was the Spanish firm’s attempt at building a flat tracker straight from the factory. Based on the Pursang, it was available in 250 and 360 cubic centimeter displacement options.

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1974 Rickman Montesa 250VR

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Did you see the blue Rickmans from last week and think to yourself, I really would prefer a Montesa 250cc engine? Well, you’re in luck. The 250VR motor was highly competitive in its day, and most people felt that the Rickman frame was an extensive upgrade. Put them together and you’ve got a great set of wheels. This example runs …

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Needs Some Work – 1968 Bultaco Metralla 250

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Here’s a lovely Metralla that was last ridden in 1994. Despite the 20 year absence from our public roads, it still looks good, and it’s as cheap as I’ve seen a good looking Metralla in a long time. If you’re feeling lucky, maybe you’ll find this won’t need much work at all and you’ll have a classic bike for a …

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1975 Bultaco Frontera

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Here’s a decent looking example of the very hard to find Bultaco Frontera. It’s had some recent cosmetic work including a new front fender, new lighting, and levers (in addition to lots of little things). It’s got the nifty toolbox tank, and it’s ready to get dirty again. The Frontera was offered in 250cc and 360cc variants – this looks …

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1966 Bultaco Campera

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I thought I knew a good amount about bikes until I started this site – here’s yet another model I’ve never heard of, the Bultaco Campera. The Campera was a dual sport (complete with a cool scrambler-style exhaust) offered in varying displacements – this is a 175cc example of the first generation.

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1965 Bultaco Model 11 Metisse Project

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During the 60s, when anything the Rickman brothers touched turned to gold, they built frames for all sorts of companies, including Bultaco. When assembled, they bikes took the name “Metisse”, which is French for ‘mongrel’. For reasons I can’t determine, the Spanish company had a falling out with Rickman, after which they created their own competitor – known as the …

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Ending Soon – 1967 Bultaco Metralla

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In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders, especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of sizes. You would think this put the Spanish company at a serious disadvantage when it came to …

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1971 OSSA Pioneer 250

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Here’s a classic OSSA Pioneer with all kinds of new parts: the grips, seat cover, air filter, fork seals, front fender, and even the paint. The frame has been powder coated and it comes with the factory tool kit – the seller goes as far as to say that the bike is “museum quality”. In that case, here’s your chance …

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1970 Montesa King Scorpion 250

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The Montesa King Scorpion 250 was one of the bikes that changed public perception of what a dual sport machine was. Instead of taking a street machine and tacking on ‘dirt’ features, Montesa introduced the concept of starting with a true off-roader, and then tacking on lights and indicators to make it street legal.

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Rathmell Rep – 1976 Montesa Cota 348

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Malcolm Rathmell was a champion trials rider who rode a prototype Montesa Cota 348 in the Scottish Six Days Trial in 1975 – he placed second. During his career, he won the British Trails Championship six times in a ten year period, as well as the World Championship in 1974. He went on to start a mail order business in …

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1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 Custom

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This custom Metralla has a non-original engine that’s been modified with a Circle F expansion chamber, twin spark head and Mikuni carb. That along with the bodywork and other modifications means it’s ready for AHRMA racing…or use the total loss lighting system and enjoy this licensed motorcycle on the street. Find this Bultaco Metralla Mk2 Custom (VIN: B-2300886) for sale …

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1996 Gas Gas Pampera 370 Enduro

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Gas Gas is a Spanish manufacturer of primarily off-road motorcycles, especially their trials bikes. Here’s a hard-to-find example of one of their models, the Gas Gas Pampera 370. Unfortunately, there’s not much information available about this model, unless you speak Spanish. It’s a water-cooled, 237 cc single-cylinder engine that has to motivate a bike that weighs just 187 pounds. This …

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European Import – 1965 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders (I’ll be featuring a cherry Alpina 350 tomorrow), especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of sizes. You would think this put the Spanish company …

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1974 Bultaco Alpina

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After the success of the Sherpa T, Bultaco released the Alpina 250, a bike specifically built for enduro riders. After 3 years, Bultaco offered a more powerful 350 variant, which you see in front of you. For more information on the 250 version of the Alpina, check out this article from Hemmings. Bikes like this helped Bultaco win the world …