The property of James May,1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle Engine no. M340211

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

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$ 4,089) inc. premium
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.
Contacts
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
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.