1975 OSSA 350 MAR Trials Motorcycle Registration no. not registered Frame no. B-242242 Engine no. M-242242
Spain's Ossa factory had a relatively brief existence from 1951 to 1984, but in that time produced outstandingly successful competition models for racing as well as enduro and road machines. In a bid to emulate the competition successes of rivals Bultaco and Montesa, Ossa hired English trials star Mick Andrews in 1967. Then only 23 but already a proven winner, Andrews set about developing Ossa's existing trail bike into a competitive trials mount, a process that culminated in the MAR - Mick Andrews Replica - that carried its creator to consecutive European Trials Championships in 1971 and '72. Indeed, the MAR put Ossa on the trials map with a vengeance and proved so successful that it remained in production until the late 1970s. A potentially competitive mount for classic 'twin-shock' trials events, this Ossa MAR is offered fresh from restoration which was completed earlier this year, since when it has been started and ridden, though not competitively. Works carried out include repainting the frame, fuel tank, side panels and exhaust; applying new decals; replacing the swinging arm bushes; fitting new alloy mudguards; polishing the alloy cases; and fitting new control cables. There are no documents with this Lot.