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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.

Lyons TV Vintage Motors of Lyons Video

Cars For Sale

Cars For Sale


Thank you for visiting our site. We specialize in sourcing and selling good, local Colorado and Western 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.

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. 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 !

PS: You may find testimonials about us from many of our purchasers and consignors on the “Cars We’ve Sold” page.

Paying It Forward: We believe in supporting our local and worldwide communities and are glad to make a donation from us in your name to the non-profit of your choice as well as a second donation from us to one of our local Lyons non-profits/charities with each sale.

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

Please Note: The “fine print”: All advertised prices include title, transfer docs. and 60 day temp. tags for in-state buyers; otherwise there is a $ 200.00 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.

NEW ARRIVALS (further details and photos to follow):

1966 Ford Thunderbird Coupe For Sale. Local car with just under 80,000 miles; service records past 29 years. Runs and drives well; very good interior. Paint and vinyl top a bit rough but body is straight and not rusty. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU


1968 MGB Roadster For Sale Very nice condition B in Brooklands Green with chrome style wire wheels, new leather interior, retro XM Radio with USB port. $ 13,950.00

1973 Triumph TR6 For Sale With factory overdrive, factory hardtop.Fresh engine re-build, tan leather interior, burl wood dash, wood steering wheel, alloys, red line tires, Monza exhaust. Very well sorted. $22,750.00


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

1972 BMW 2002, Unmolested Inka Orange Roundie in very good condition

1935 Chevrolet Pickup, very original truck, not modified! – Just Sold, Thank You

1966 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible, 4 Speed Car

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Coupe, Beautiful car, Red with Tan Interior – Just Sold, Thank You

1987 Land Rover Defender 90

1957 Porsche Speedster, Project Car

1962 Porsche 356B Notchback, Project Car

1969 Porsche 912, Factory Sunroof 5 Speed Coupe, Project Car

1974 Porsche 914, 2.0 Much New

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


1978 Datsun 280Z For Sale

We’re very pleased to present for purchase this beautiful “time capsule” Datsun 280Z . This is 280Z # 432515, built in October 1977. It is a five speed coupe with just 97,356 original miles and is sold with a clear, Colorado actual mileage title. The car is equipped with working factory AC.

The car is finished in white (its original color; one high quality re-paint in 1988) complimented by its original brown interior.

It is a 3 owner car (sold new in Dallas, TX) and has been with the same local owner the past 34 years.

These 280Z cars (not to be confused with the later ZX cars) are very close to the original 240Zs but with a better running, more maintenance free engine thanks to fuel injection. Is also equipped with optional integrated factory AC (unlike the dealer installed add on units used in earlier Zs). Many consider the ’77 & ’78 280Zs to be the best of the Z cars.

Original jack, tool kit, spare wheel/tire, owners and workshop manuals.

The last of the real Z cars and an appreciating investment. In very good condition throughout, ready to enjoy! $ 23,750.00

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1997 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 For Sale

The last and best year for the North American Spec. Defender 90 and is one of just 1,300 hard top wagons produced.  These are impressive, true “do-it-all” vehicles which many consider to be the last of the “real” Land Rovers with its short wheelbase, solid axles, aluminum body, English “charm” and looks.

This LR is equipped with a 4.0l EFI (gas) V8 engine, full time 4WD, automatic transmission and air conditioning. It seats and buckles six.

It was sold new in Denver, has just 88,273 original miles and is sold with a clear Colorado, actual mileage, title.

It is in excellent condition top to bottom and has been with its prior local owner for the past 6 years (service records with vehicle). Finished in Alpine White with Slate Gray interior.

Several nice options include: an ARB Front Bumper with Warn winch (never used); 2 inch lift kit; air lockers (with dash mounted switches) for both front and rear differentials, console mounted Alpine CD stereo (great sound!), new stainless steel exhaust and 4 additional LR wheels mounted with studded snow tires.

$ 68,950.00- SALE PENDING

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1992 Maxton Rollerskate For Sale

1992 Maxton Rollerskate For Sale.

Maxton cars were the creation of the late Bob Sutherland, an avid sports car racer, collector and enthusiast.They were built in Englewood, CO. This car is #007 of 50 cars produced over a three year period.

They are essentially formula cars for the street. The curb weight of the car is 1,680 lbs. and is powered by a Mazda Rotary 13B engine producing over 200 hp so you may get the idea of the car’s performance. 0-60 in under 6 seconds and incredible handling!

Just under 14,000 original miles, all records from new, 2014 re-paint in it’s original color, Alfa Maroon; recent tan seat upholstery by Auto-Weave; new Optima battery; Revolution alloy wheels (including 5th new spare); Sumitomo tires; original black top, tonneau cover, side curtains; smog gear also included but not needed in CO.; larger electric cooling fan with adjustable thermostat.

If this car doesn’t make you laugh and smile while driving it through the twisties your car guy/gal card will be revoked!

No issues, ready to enjoy. Offered at $ 19,500.00.

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1976 Triumph TR6 For Sale

1976 Triumph TR6 For Sale. The last year of production for what many consider to be Triumph’s best sports car. The TR6 combined brawny modern styling with classic British charm and a strong in-line 6 cylinder twin carb engine. The engine not only provides ample power in a 2,280 lb car but produces a sweet sporty exhaust note through its original type dual exhaust while doing so.

This is TR6 # CF56832U and was built June 1976.  It is finished in its original # 19 white body color (has had a decent quality re-paint at some point in the past) and #11 standard black interior. The top, full tonneau cover and top cover are also in black.

The engine and four speed transmission appear to be original to the car as well.

The car is straight, showing no evidence of body damage, and is considerably rust free with a clean undercarriage.

It starts readily  and runs and drives well.  Overall, I consider it to be of good driver quality and is a car one can enjoy driving while upgrading it as desired.

$ 10,950.00  Including a full set of good condition factory wheels, trim rings, center caps and lug nuts to replace the ones on the car which are showing some blems and which were painted a non-original white.

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1953 MG TD – Sold

Beautiful car having received a body-off, nut and bolt restoration. Finished in MG Red with Tan Leather Interior. Great running and driving TD, just serviced and Ready to Enjoy! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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2006 Porsche Boxster – Sold

2006 Porsche Boxster, Base Model, 5 speed manual trans.. Near flawless condition, just 30,285 original miles. One of the best color combinations for a Porsche, Artic Silver Metallic exterior with Stone Grey Leather interior. Recent full service, new tires; ready for summer! See below for full specs/details.


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1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 BN7 – Sold

Beautiful Two Seat Austin Healey 3000 BN7 For Sale. This is Healey # H-BN7-L/11637, built August 16-17, 1960 and has been restored in its original finishes of Ivory White with Red interior. In very good condition, with Overdrive, White tonneau and top. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1970 Jaguar XKE Series II Coupe – Sold


We are proud to offer for sale this very good example of one of the world’s best looking sports cars; the  Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coup. This XKE is finished in Signal Red over Barley leather interior. Chrome wire wheels, AC. Original 4.2L dual overhead cam six; all synchromesh 4 speed transmission. Runs and drives wonderfully, ready to enjoy! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1967 Porsche 912 – Sold

1967 Porsche 912 Five Speed Coupe For Sale. This is Porsche # 462950; built June 14, 1967. It is finished in its original color combination of Light Ivory  (#6604) with Black Leatherette Interior.  As verified by the COA from Porsche included with the car, it is a matching numbers car with its original engine and transmission.

This 912 is very well sorted and tuned. It is an absolute pleasure to drive! One may experience how well balanced these cars are and how much fun they are when driven at speed; comfortably and safely.

Having owned an early 912 myself for many years, I can say that it is quite satisfying and fun to drive these cars near their limits on daily roads. The proportions and lines of these early short wheel base cars are very pure and look and feel just right too.

I believe that Porsche enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld summed up the 912 nicely in just five words: “Lighter, more agile, cooler image”.


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