Sammy Miller Replica ,1969 Bultaco Sherpa T Frame no. B-4901082 Engine no. M-4901082

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Sammy Miller Replica ,1969 Bultaco Sherpa T
Frame no. B-4901082 Engine no. M-4901082

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 2,900 - 4,400
Amended
Sammy Miller Replica
1969 Bultaco Sherpa T
Frame no. B-4901082
Engine no. M-4901082
It was never intended to go fast, but the Bultaco Sherpa T is one of the most pivotal of competition motorcycles. In the precise, feet-up world of observed trials, there was before the Sherpa T, and there was after the Sherpa T. That's how influential the design was.
Previously, trials was dominated by big British four-strokes, torquey and tractable but heavy. In a shock move, Bultaco persuaded Irish trials master Sammy Miller off his successful, beloved Ariel 500 and enlisted him to develop a lightweight Spanish 250cc two-stroke. Almost overnight, the four-strokes became obsolete as Miller won the prestigious Scottish Six Days Trial on the new Sherpa T in 1965. He would do the same in '67 and '68, and claim the European Trials Championship in '68 and '70. During the 1970s Sherpa T's would win the World Trials Championship an amazing eight times.
From Linda Pomeroy's collection of Bultacos, this matching-numbers Sherpa T is a Sammy Miller Replica that has covered just 2,080 miles in its lifetime. In 2005 the gas tank was refinished by marque specialist Hugh's Bultaco, and recently the alloy wheel rims and front fender were polished. It is sold with the original owner's manual.

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  • This machine is titled with frame number 4901082.
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