The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211
Lot 328
The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. DMW 731V Engine no. M340211
Sold for £3,105 (US$ 4,150) inc. premium

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The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211 The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211
The property of James May
1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. DMW 731V
Engine no. M340211
Aiming 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. Equipped with a lighting kit and speedometer for road use, this Ossa MAR was acquired by the immediately preceding owner in 2008 and subsequently restored, including a professional rebuild of the engine. It has not been ridden since. In April 2014 the Ossa was offered for sale at Bonhams' Stafford auction (Lot 274) and purchased there by the current vendor, BBC Television's 'Top Gear' co-presenter, James May. Said to require minor finishing, the machine is offered with sales receipt, sundry restoration invoices, SORN paperwork and old/current V5C documents.
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