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1966 Bultaco Mercurio 175cc. # M921218. This is an all original Bultaco with a very interesting history. It was mechanically restored, like new tires and the gas tank was cleaned so it is very rideable. Already won #1 in Class at the 2014 LeMay Museum Vintage Bike Festival in Tacoma Wa.,
From the last owner;
There�s a nice story associated with this motorcycle, that I�d like to share. My father bought the Bultaco in 1975, and tinkered with it and rode it around Edmonds where he lived. Then in 1977 a move to California made him decide to sell it. I worked in a local bike shop and knew a sales rep that owned several unique bikes. I sent him to my Dad and he bought the bike. For the next decade whenever I�d see Keith I�d inquire about the Bultaco, and he�d smile and say the same thing- �I haven�t ridden it much, but it�s snug as a bug in my garage.� As life goes, we�d talk every few years, but I just assumed he�d sold it long ago, especially after he moved to Arizona. Then in 2012 he came to town and we had a chance for a catch up visit. Much to my amazement he still owned the Bultaco! He was clearing out his garage, and he wondered if I�d like to buy it. So the little bike came home. But I�m afraid I have to part with it, so I hope it finds a home in someone�s garage that will enjoy it.
This Bultaco has been locally owned since the 1960�s. It was fully restored mechanically in 2014 by Dale Franklin and Paul Perolli. A few of the restored features include:Caswell coated fuel tank by Russ Foy (Custom Classic Paintworks in Ravensdale)Front and rear wheels unlaced, cleaned, bearings greased and rebuilt with new tires and tubesBultaco Matador center stand mountedCarburation �disassembled, cleaned and 100% reliableElectrical system 100% operationalNew chainStarts easily and runs perfectlyAll body parts and alloy parts are 100% stock and NOT repainted or restored. Clean title
This bike has been ridden at the 2014 and 2015 Isle of Vashon, and did a great job.
Won #1 in Class at the 2014 LeMay Museum Vintage Bike Festival in Tacoma
This does not happen very often. Also a side note, when Kevin checked out the bike (when he was buying it) he opened the tool door and found the oil measuring cup and it still had his dad�s written note on it. Just tells you this is an unmolested motorcycle. Great starter vintage bike and it has won a trophy.
1966 Bultaco Mercurio 175cc. Cond. # 2.