1976 Bultaco 350cc Sherpa T
Bultaco’s Sherpa T is a competition anomaly. It was never built for speed. Its monumental competition success is attributed to its abilities in an entirely different racing discipline. Up until its debut at the Earls Court motorcycle show in the autumn of 1964, the precise, feet-up world of observed trials riding was dominated by heavy British four-strokes. For the Sherpa T, Bultaco enlisted Irish trials master Sammy Miller off his successful, beloved Ariel 500 and enlisted him to develop a lightweight 250cc two-stroke, and by Christmas of that year, Miller had bagged his first victory on the Spanish 2-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.
The motorcycle offered
This 1976 Bultaco 350cc Sherpa T is offered in very good all round condition and hails from a substantial Southwestern collector. The engine was rebuilt by Matt Hilgenberg and hung in a freshly powder-coated frame. Works Performance alloy competition shocks hold up the rear and the bike retains its original glass bodywork. The bike features the ultra-rare Bultaco designed skid plate in carbon fiber. With little use until purchase, it was then placed on static display for several years. As such, the bike will need re-commissioning before returning to off-road use. The sale of the bike is accompanied by the original owners manual (pictured).
Sold on a clean, clear California title