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Welcome to Vintage Motors of Lyons

Front of the shop in Lyons

We sell, consign, purchase, and locate cars of interest for folks that appreciate them. We  always carry an eclectic selection of classics. Whether you are wanting that perfect  Sunday driver, a project car, or a higher end investment, we probably have a car that you will enjoy!

I have been passionate about cars since I was a kid in the '50's and '60's and bought my first car while in high school, which was a then 10 year old 1958 MGA. Since then I have enjoyed and nurtured many classics, both foreign and domestic. I decided to follow and share my passion for cars by creating a welcoming marketplace to not only sell cars, but open a place for everyone to come in and check out and talk cars, look at car books, magazines, posters, artwork, etc..

Our shop was originally built as a Texaco gas station in the 1940's and is conveniently located at the junction of the two highways leading to the Rocky Mountains just north west of Boulder. You won't miss us at the west end of Main Street.  Lyons is a fun, small town offering nationally known live music festivals and brewpub; shops and great fly fishing, kayaking, tubing, hiking, and mountain biking.  The South St. Vrain Canyon is among many great driving roads in the area.

The best part of this business has been all of the great people we meet. Thanks for visiting our site and I hope to meet you whenever you are in the area.

-- George Raffensperger

" I recently consigned my 1964 Porsche 356C to George with Vintage Motors and highly recommend him. Please contact me as to further
details. "

Bud Leonard

1964 Porsche 356C

Find out more about George and the shop by watching the video at Lyons TV.

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Cars For Sale

Cars For Sale


Thank you for visiting our site. For the past twelve years we have specialized in sourcing and selling local Colorado and Western vintage vehicles that benefit from not having the rust issues typically found in older vehicles from many other areas of the country. Many of the cars we sell are original owner, or long time local owner, cars.

Please view our current inventory of Cars For Sale by scrolling down this entire page. Cars are listed in alphabetical order as shown below.

You will also see a listing of the Cars Coming next for sale.

I hope you enjoy looking at the cars we have for sale on this page as well as the other cars posted throughout the site. You may also see quite a few more cars (and read some testimonials) by clicking on the “Cars We’ve Sold” page. I think you will find them to be an interesting and eclectic mix!  Each one of them had some personal draw for me.

We have also successfully sold many vehicles on consignment and am glad to speak with you about professionally marketing and selling your vehicle. We also locate vehicles, provide appraisals and State VIN Verifications, arrange pre-purchase inspections and are glad to assist you by recommending the specialty repair and restoration shops that we’re familiar with in the area.

I invite you to please stop in anytime you’re in the area to say hello, hangout, talk cars and check out our current inventory of vintage cars for sale. Pickup a free shop sticker; browse the car art and memorabilia on display and for sale, along with numerous car books in our free lending library. We also have cool shop T-shirts for sale so folks will know you’ve been to Lyons and have good taste to boot!

I look forward to helping you with your purchase or sale of a vintage car, truck or motorcycle and to meeting you at our shop in beautiful Lyons, Colorado.

Please contact me anytime and thanks again for checking out Vintage Motors of Lyons.

George Raffensperger  

We Drive Vintage !

Paying It Forward: We believe in supporting our local community via donations we make with every car we sell. Your patronage allowed us to make a generous donation to the Lyons Community Foundation again this year, Thank You.

The “fine print”: All advertised prices include title, transfer docs. and 60 day temp. tags for in-state buyers; otherwise there is a $ 250.00 charge for same to in-state buyers to cover our costs. Any applicable in-state sales taxes are additional cost. Out of state or foreign buyers please inquire. We are experienced, and are glad to assist you, with shipping cars worldwide.

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 For Sale

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 For Sale. This is a Series II Jaguar XKE, # P1R24510, and features a four speed manual transmission and wire wheels. It is in very good driving condition and readily starts, runs, drives, handles , shifts and stops well. The body is straight and the car is not rusty. The interior is  decent; a new headliner has been installed and there is a new dash cap with the car. The paint has a good shine but has a fair share of chips and nicks. There are also new rubber moldings and trim bits with the car. $ 35,500.00


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1984 Jaguar XJ6 For Sale

1984 Jaguar Series III XJ6 For Sale. This is an outstanding example of the marque and model and is in excellent condition. The car is finished in beautiful Artic Blue Metallic paint complimented very tastefully with a Blue Leather interior. This is just a two owner car that has  been very well maintained and has but 50, 300 miles. These are the last of the Jaguars produced under the influence of Sir William Lyons, the founder of Jaguar, and are among the most handsome sedans existent.  Graceful, elegant, classy and a pleasure to drive.     $ 8,950.00


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1973 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5 For Sale

1973 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5 For Sale.

This Mercedes has been a local car since new. The owner of the Mercedes dealership in Boulder, CO purchased this W108 Mercedes for his wife on February 2, 1973 and it remained in the family for the next 24 years.

Original purchase documents, all handbooks, etc. including the original data card and metal owner plate, the Becker Europa AM FM radio, tool kit in original MB logo’d wrap, jack and extensive service records are with the car.

It is equipped with a 4.5 litre M117 V8 engine and factory options include floor shift transmission, electric sunroof and front bumper grille guard. It is finished in its original paint color # 291 Dark Olive  which is complimented very nicely by its caramel brown interior. The car has functioning AC, has been recently serviced and runs and drives very well.  Truly a classic, well maintained, flagship car.

$ 22,500.00


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Cars Coming

CARS COMING: We like to let folks know of cars that are coming up for sale next. I’ll be posting details and prices after I have them sorted and ready for purchase. Please feel free to contact me 303-931-5280 about them in the interim if you like, Thanks.

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Veloce Spider (roundtail), 25k original miles!

1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

1956 MG MGA 1500 Roadster – Just In; In excellent condition, a true classic!

1963 Triumph Spitfire, totally restored in Triumph Racing Green

1966 VW Bug, Built dual port engine with dual Webers, Extractor exhaust

1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 – Sold

Fully Restored 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT 7 For Sale. This is Healey # H-BT7L/6266. Per it’s Heritage Trust Certificate it was originally built December 23-24, 1959. The car has received a recent complete restoration (see details below). It is a well sorted, no issues car for the next owner who will appreciate and enjoy the beauty and quality of this car. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU Click here for more about this car »

1990 Land Rover Defender 90 – Sold

1990 Land Rover Defender 90 Two Door Hardtop For Sale. It is Left Hand Drive, powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine coupled to a five speed manual transmission.  It is sold with a clear, Colorado actual mileage title (current mileage is 103,260 miles). In very good condition. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1962 MG MGA 1600 Mk II – Sold

We are honored to offer this NAMGAR award winning 1962 MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster For Sale. This car is an excellent example of the marque with just 45,288 original miles. I have owned and restored several MGAs over the past 52 years and this is one of the nicest A’s you will find anywhere. It is finished in Old English White with Red Leather interior, complimented by a Grey top and tonneau, which are its original colors per its accompanying Heritage Trust Certificate. A no issues, quintessential British roadster, for the next fortunate owner. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1973 Porsche 911T Five Speed Coupe – Sold

1973 Porsche 911T For Sale. This is Porsche # 9113100140. Per the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it is wearing it’s original paint color “Silver Metallic” complemented by its original color “Black Leatherette” interior. It is equipped with a 2.4 litre MFI engine coupled to an optional five speed, type 915, transmission.


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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa – Sold

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa in very good condition for sale. It has had only three owners from new (two of which were brother and sister). Just 131,686 original miles with a major engine service completed slightly less than 21,000 miles ago (see work order below). All service records past 22 years. This car has been well cared for and well maintained. All auxiliary items from new: Owners manual, full tool kit plus factory air pump, tire gauge, jack/spare, sales brochure, original keys.
Original Guards Red paint (#L80K in U.S.; aka Indian Red #80K in Germany) with Black Leather/Black Leatherette interior.


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