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As ridden by Peter Fonda in the film "Easy Rider" 1968 Bultaco Pursang 250 MkII Frame no. 48-00510 Engine no. 48-00510

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$70,000
Lot 173
As ridden by Peter Fonda in the film "Easy Rider",1968 Bultaco Pursang 250 MkII
Frame no. 48-00510 Engine no. 48-00510

As ridden by Peter Fonda in the film "Easy Rider"
1968 Bultaco Pursang 250 MkII
Frame no. 48-00510
Engine no. 48-00510

• History file includes delivery invoice from Bultaco Western to Pando Company
• Restored to film used condition

Peter Fonda is a genuine motorcycle riding enthusiast and so when contemplating the task in his own movie, as his character Wyatt, of riding a chopper, he did not hesitate. But you can bet he jumped higher when engaged to also ride this Bultaco for a Pursang is an agile, go anywhere, lightweight that spells fun and turns on a sixpence...unlike Captain America!
To put into context, Bultaco's premier model in the USA, the Pursang, was a powerful 250 cc comp model. It was a winner in virtually any type of high-speed-based off-road event. The Pursang range was later expanded to 360 cc and 370 cc, and reduced also to 125 cc.
The boat-tail 250 MKII pushed out 34 horsepower from the crate and with the standard 5-speed was thought to be the fastest 250 in 1968. Warning: Do not let that high pipe burn your right leg!
This Pursang – now repainted and restored but still in 'film used condition' - is one of two bikes supplied by Bultaco to Peter Fonda's Pando Company for 'movie use' in Easy Rider...see the invoice from Bultaco in the bike's history file. Wyatt rides this Pursang to the La Contenta Bar to 'do a deal' in the very first scene. Billy, Dennis Hopper's character, is riding a CZ motocrosser in the very same scene. From then on in the two are riding a pair of choppers.

Footnotes

Offered on a Bill of Sale.

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

Please note, the frame number is B4800510 and the engine number is M4800510.

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