Lot 117 - 1975 12873 Sherpa T Trials
|Estimate||£1,500 - £3,500|
|Result||Sold - £3,136|
Perhaps the most famous Bultaco model is the Sherpa T, a trials bike which revolutionised the sport in the 1960s. Bultaco had benefitted from the input of the Rickman brothers when developing their early motocross models and repeated the pattern of employing an established star and development engineer when they entered the trials arena, by retaining the services of Sammy Miller. The result was introduced to the world on 16th January 1965, when the first Sherpa T, powered by a 250cc version of the San Antonio 1 engine and fitted with a four-speed gearbox, was unveiled.
1967 saw the introduction of a revised model with a five-speed gearbox and 35mm diameter stanchions, however for 1968, a completely revised machine with a new frame, exhaust system, new tank and seat unit was introduced, running until 1971. Soon to be followed by the by the fourth series in 1971 that introduced the Kit Campeon professional seat and tank unit, manufactured in fibreglass, this assembly greatly reduced the width of the motorcycle easing its use in sections. The fourth series also marked the introduction of the larger displacement 326cc Sherpa.
Having been fully restored and re-painted in light blue with white, this fourth series 250cc Sherpa T has been stored as part of a static collection. Your opportunity to own the bike that revolutionised trials riding in the 1960's is offered in very good order and at a very reasonable estimate.
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