Buy this vintage Bultaco 250 race car/go kart!

No, Bultaco didn’t just make top-tier racing motorcycles. The Spanish company also built engines for go-karts and other four-wheel racing machines. And here’s one for sale. It’s a 1972 Bultaco 250 two-stroke engine stuffed beneath the bodywork of a lovely open-wheel green machine.

The listing says this vehicle is located in Spain. And it’s carrying a fairly steep asking price of just under $20,000. But if your the sort of person looking for fun ways to spend lots of money, then this could be a sweet thing to own. Per the eBay listing, the bodywork was bent in England and the Bultaco engine was originally for the US market.

Someone needs to bring the whole thing back to this market and set out for some excellent vintage-styled playtime.

Yes, we know – it’s definitely not cheap. But it probably sounds amazing, rips around super quick, and would look awesome parked in a garage even when the two-stroke is shut off. Update the brakes and tires, and have at it!

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9 responses to “Buy this vintage Bultaco 250 race car/go kart!”

  1. crank_case Avatar

    I wonder could I road register it as a quadricycle? Every city commute is mario kart. *throws banana skin at uppity Audi Srsbiznesswagen driver*

    Edit – 17,000 Eurobucks! This thing better have verifiable evidence that it’s historic.

  2. crank_case Avatar

    I wonder could I road register it as a quadricycle? Every city commute is mario kart. *throws banana skin at uppity Audi Srsbiznesswagen driver*

    Edit – 17,000 Eurobucks! This thing better have verifiable evidence that it’s historic.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      Don’t forget the shipping costs.

      1. crank_case Avatar

        True, but manageable if you can organize space in a container and live in a port city.. 😉

  3. outback_ute Avatar

    Looks more like a Formula 4 chassis or similar rather than a go kart to me. With the instrument pod from a Bultaco bike no doubt. I was thinking you might get an old Formula Ford cheaper, but cars that don’t have anywhere to race are generally cheaper. This one also presumably has a standard bike engine rather than something race-tuned (higher maintenance, shorter life)

    The spiritual successor of the first Cooper rear-engined race cars that used single cylinder bike engines, JAP etc.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      The Bultaco kart engine was similar in tune to their motocrossers. The tach is a Krober, “the” racing clock to have in the ’70s/80s and still being made today.

  4. Maymar Avatar

    So, how hard have the Hooniversal Overlords been pushing for Pete to be the certain someone to buy this? Can one have too many oddball Bultaco products?

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Pete bought a 2019 F150 SuperCrew. Pete won’t be spending $19K on ANYTHING for a good while to come.

  5. Charlie Hutton Avatar

    This race car is a Lystonia, they were made for teenagers and a few were raced as Formula 6 in the Midlands circa 70’s and 80’s, there were only 14 made in England in 1973 by ex Alan Mann Racing engineers, there is also a website for them jomoroandlystonia.com
    They also produced a smaller car called a Jomoro in 1969 of which there were 50-60 made.

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