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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8 Comments

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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