1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. DMW 731V
Engine no. M340211
In a bid to emulate the competition successes of rivals Bultaco and Montesa, Ossa hired English trials star Mick Andrews in 1967. Then only 23 but already a proven winner, Andrews set about developing Ossa's existing trail bike into a competitive trials mount, a process that culminated in the MAR - Mick Andrews Replica - that carried its creator to consecutive European Trials Championships in 1971 and '72. The MAR put Ossa on the trials map with a vengeance and proved so successful that it remained in production until the late 1970s. Equipped with a lighting kit and speedometer for road use, this Ossa MAR was acquired by the current vendor in 2008 and subsequently restored, including a professional rebuild of the engine. It has only recently been finished (new handlebar grips will have been fitted by time of sale) and has not been ridden since the rebuild. The machine is offered with sales receipt, sundry restoration invoices, SORN paperwork and V5C registration document.