Post Sale Update: After 5 bids on eBay, this Phantom sold for $3,050.
By the early 70s, OSSA had established a dominant position in the off-road motorcycle market. But when Honda released the 250cc Elsinore, the Spanish firm was forced to respond with a strong competitor. The Phantom 250 met the mark, thanks to 33 horsepower and a weight of just 198 pounds. The $1,350 MSRP was a significant $250 more than Honda’s offering, but that wasn’t enough to stop competitive riders and enthusiasts.
For more on the Phantom, check out this little profile on the motorcycle.com forums. This example (VIN: 181) was given a recent cosmetic cleaning and light mechanical restoration. The biggest issue for me is the tank, which is damaged. The seller says it never leaked but he never filled it up all the way, so his claim of it never leaking is sadly useless. Why he couldn’t just fill up the tank fully to verify, we won’t know. As part of the seller’s work, many new parts were installed, and it’s a numbers matching motorcycle.
Find this Phantom for sale in Rochester, New York with bidding up to $2,600