1971 Ossa 250cc Stiletto Short Track Racer

Winning Bid: $2,850.00

Engine no. M321504

Location: ventura, California

Sold on a Bill of Sale

Item condition: Used

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Reserve price has been met



1971 Ossa 250cc Stiletto Short Track Racer

The motorcycle arm of Orpheo Sincronic Sociedad Anónima (OSSA) was set up in the late 1940s by Barcelona-based industrialist, Spanish sidecar champion, Manuel Giró. His company manufactured film projectors and other related products, and part of the factory was turned over to the production of motorcycles, which commenced in 1949 with the introduction of a 125cc single-cylinder two-stroke. Some early models used four-stroke engines but by the 1960s all OSSAs were two-strokes. OSSA first achieved worldwide recognition when works rider Santiago Herrero came close to winning the 250cc World Championship in 1969. Like rivals Bultaco and Montesa, OSSA was forced to turn to overseas markets, by far the largest of which was the USA where the growing ‘off-road’ sector offered considerable scope for a small specialist manufacturer. The company concentrated almost exclusively on ‘dirt’ bikes from the late 1960s onwards, enjoying considerable success on the international stage.

The motorbike offered

The 1971 Ossa 250cc Short Tracker on offer here was built in the 1970s with a Dallas Baker-designed C&J frame around a 1971 Stiletto 2-stroke engine. It was more recently raced by Mitch Smith, winning the Houston Astrodome event before purchase by our seller. On static display for several years, it would need the usual recommissioning before returning to its sideways slide duties on the flat track circuit.

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