1977 Bultaco Sherpa-T 350cc Model #191 Trials Bike
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
The 1977 Bultaco Sherpa-T 350cc Model #191 Trials machine on offer here was the subject of a complete nut and bolt restoration, completed this year. The engine and transmission were rebuilt by Bultaco expert Bruce Reynolds of BR Bultaco and hung in a beautifully finished frame. It rolls on wheels refurbished by DUBYA in Los Angeles, including new polished stainless spokes. All brightwork was replated or polished by expert shops and a show quality
base coat, clear coat paint job completes the restoration’s exquisite presentation. Meticulous attention can be seen in the details of the bike, such as correct “Bultaco Bolts”.
The bike is unused since restoration, and included in the sale is an original owners manual and rear stand.
The bike is to be sold with a California Title.