This 1968 Barry Sheene Bultaco TSS 250 race bike which Barry Sheene campaigned in the 1960s is for sale with H&H Classics on November 14th at the National Motorcycle Museum for an estimate of £25,000 to £35,000. He used this bike in his first season racing as a novice, so this Bultaco was in at the start of the Sheene legend.
Mark Bryan of H&H Motorcycle Department says: “Given its provenance and racing history with Barry Sheene this is a very collectable motorbike. He is much loved and still vividly remembered everywhere in the motorcycle community and beyond.”
James Hewing Director at The National Motorcycle Museum says “A very important piece of bike racing history and will be amazing to see it sell at the November sale”.
The current owner adds: “This is the original and largely unrestored but well maintained machine ridden by Barry in 1968. His father, Frank Sheene, identified the bike when I was riding it at Scarborough in the mid 90s and brought Barry along to view it. It was last used for the BBC “Legends of Speed” film based on Barry Sheene. Frank Sheene was a Bultaco dealer and confirmed this bike was his bike and imported in 1967.”
THE LEGENDARY BARRY SHEENE WITH THE BULTACO
The seller has owned the bike since the 1985 and is only selling as he won’t be riding the bike again. He has all the original parts, spares pack and also the consecutive numbered spare engine is open to a separate sale.
FRANK SHEENE WITH THE BULTACO
Barry Steven Frank Sheene MBE (1950 –2003) was the consummate British professional motorcycle racer and was twice World Champion, winning consecutive 500cc titles in 1976 and 1977.
After a racing career stretching from 1968 to 1984 he retired from competition and relocated to Australia where he worked as a motorsport commentator and property developer.
Sheene began competitive motorcycle racing in 1968, winning his first races at Brands Hatch riding his father Frank's 125cc and 250cc Bultacos.