c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320

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Lot 533
c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered (see text) Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,568) inc. premium
c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered (see text)
Frame no. B-4902580
Engine no. M-4903320
There had been outright victories by lightweights in major events before, but it was the arrival of the Bultaco Sherpa in the mid-1960s that drove the final nail into the coffin of the heavyweight four-strokes in national and international trials. Bultaco's meteoric rise to supremacy would surely have taken much longer had the Spanish manufacturer not had the foresight to recruit the world's greatest trials rider, Sammy Miller, to spearhead development. Bultaco already possessed enormous experience of building competition two-strokes for road racing and moto-cross, and a 250cc single-cylinder 'stroker' was the natural choice for the new Sherpa trials model that made its debut at Earls Court in the autumn of 1964. By Christmas Miller had chalked up his first victory; the rest is history.

One of 4,706 manufactured between 1968 and 1971, this Sherpa Trials had already been restored when purchased in 2016 and has been fitted with a replacement engine. Accompanying receipts indicate the restoration was carried out circa 2012 and that CDI electronic ignition has been installed. The machine also comes with the 2016 purchase receipt, a parts list, Haynes workshop manual, and an old numberplate ('WDD 176J') but this registration does not appear on the HPI database. There is no registration document with this Lot.

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c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320
c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320
c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320
c.1971 Bultaco 250cc Sherpa Trials Motorcycle Frame no. B-4902580 Engine no. M-4903320
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