Restored – 1974 Ossa Phantom 250

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Post Listing Update: This Phantom did not get any interest at the asking price of $3,450.

When Honda debuted the CR250M (known as the Elsinore in the US), it was an instant classic and a terrifying prospect for manufacturers focused on two-stroke off-roaders like Penton, Hodaka, and Bultaco. OSSA also felt threatened by Honda’s new development, and they countered with what might have been their best MX bike of all time, the 250cc Phantom. It was a good deal pricier than Honda’s offering with a MSRP of $1,350 vs $1,100, but racers and discerning enthusiasts were fine with the additional cost because the Phantom put out 33 horsepower and weighed just 198 pounds.

Cycle Guide said it had superb handling and steering characteristics thanks to a chromoly frame and aluminum swingarm. For more on the Phantom, check out this little profile on the forums.

This example was given a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration and the seller says it’s ready to race. It looks to be in good shape, though the paint on the tank looks a little odd under fluorescent lighting. There’s also an aftermarket pipe, but I can’t identify it. Find this Phantom for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina with a BIN of $3,450