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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. 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.

1956 MGA Roadster For Sale

1956 MG MGA Roadster For Sale.  This is MGA # HDT4317624 and was completed on July 13, 1956 in the first year of production for the now iconic MGA. It is equipped with a 1500 cc in-line 4 cylinder engine, a four speed transmission and wire wheels. It is finished in white with red leatherette interior along with a black top and tonneau cover. A very good example of the marque and model. $ 21,950.00

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1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 For Sale By Original Owner

1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 4×4 Wagon For Sale By Original Owner. I took delivery of this truck new on December 4, 1984 at Burt Toyota in Englewood, CO.  Recent work includes an exterior re-paint in it’s original tan color and the installation of a newly rebuilt 2F (original type) engine and much more, details below. I have all documents, service records and receipts from new. There are 263,852 original miles on the truck now and just 198 miles (as of 10/11/21) since fresh engine and paint. Very original, awesome, go anywhere truck! Is sold with a clear, Colorado title. $ 46,500.00

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1974 VW Type 2 Westfalia Camper – Sold

1974 VW Westy For Sale. In very good condition throughout. Upper and lower beds plus a kids sleeping hammock up front. Curtains, all cushions, cabinets, working propane stove, fresh water tank and sink, new electric frig., dual batteries, 120v shore power connection and outlet. Super clean, always very well maintained and loved and it shows. Ready for your adventures anywhere! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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Cars Coming

CARS COMING: We have a really great new group of cars coming up for sale very soon. Some of these are listed below plus some exciting new additions! I’ll be posting details and prices but 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!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Tribute in Hugger Orange

1970 Chevrolet C10 Step-Side Pickup. Our shop truck will be coming up for sale later this fall! Sold new in Denver. Original paint and drive train (250 cubic inch in-line six; 3 speed on the column). Sweet truck all around, runs great!

1956 Ford Thunderbird Body Off Restoration, Excellent Condition!

1965 Sunbeam Imp Project car.All there, needs complete restoration.

1963 Triumph Spitfire. Totally restored, in Triumph Racing Green

1974 Triumph TR6, Very good example with Overdrive

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

1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite – Sold

1959 Austin Healey Sprite For Sale. Hard to say much more than what has already been written about Bugeyes. Certainly one of the most fun cars for the money of all time! I have nurtured this one personally for the past 11 years and have enjoyed it immensely!

This Bugeye is very good mechanically. It has an original interior with its stock, uncut, dash and factory seats which I very much value along with it having been a red car with red interior from new so no color changes. The body is straight all around, including the bonnet, without any accident damage. There is some rust showing on the body now at the doglegs (A Pillars) and on the rockers. There is also a section of paint in the centre of the upper bonnet that is cracked. Overall, the paint is about a 15 footer with its fair share of “patina” but as you can see she still shines up pretty nicely. I bought it in New Mexico but it was originally a Colorado car and is a good survivor. Ready for you to drive and enjoy as is; and if you choose not to re-paint it who cares! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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2002 BMW Z3 3.0i Roadster – Sold

Low mileage Z3 in very good condition. Finished in Black with a light Grey Leather interior. It is powered by an in-line six cylinder engine coupled to a manual 5 speed transmission. Options include a push button power top, AM/FM/CD and air conditioning. 2002 was the final year of production for these fun, handsome roadsters. This car is sold with a clear, actual mileage, Colorado title and has just over 65,000 original miles (!). Service records (serviced locally at BMW dealership), original owners manual/booklets, keys, etc.. An excellent example of the marque and model. Always very well maintained and cared for; no issues, ready to enjoy now!


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1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 – Sold

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. It starts readily and runs, drives, handles, shifts and stops well. The body is straight and the car is not rusty. The interior is in  decent condition and a new headliner has been installed. The paint has a good shine but has a fair share of chips, marks and nicks. There is a new dash cap as well as new rubber moldings and trim bits with the car.



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The Vern Swain Collection – Sold

Wind River Range WY

Like many good stories this one begins in a bar. My wife and I were enjoying margaritas at one our favorite spots in Lyons one evening when a man came up to us to say hello. I vaguely recognized him but as Lyons is a town of only about 2,000 people, many folks look at least somewhat familiar! He said you probably don’t remember me but I am the father of the kid that you were kind enough to allow to have his high school senior pictures to be taken in one of your vintage cars at your shop a couple years ago.  I told him that I remembered his son and that it was nice to meet a teenager that appreciated vintage cars and hoped that his photos had come out OK. He said yes, they did and that his son was now attending a local university but he had stopped by now to ask if could visit with me sometime about some old cars that his Dad owned. He knew that I owned a few vintage Porsches and said that his Dad’s cars were also older Porsches which really piqued my interest. He said he had yet  seen the cars so didn’t know exactly which models they were but perhaps I could accompany him up to western Wyoming to check them out for him. He said they were stashed away in various locations around where his Dad was originally from and I agreed that we should definitely go!

It wasn’t long before we arranged to drive up to south of Jackson Hole to check them out. It was a drive I had made a couple times before on camping trips and is a nice scenic drive coming up through Northern Colorado on Rt 287; then a fairly lousy stretch of I-80 from Cheyenne westbound until heading north off the interstate through wide open country coming up along the Winds with beautiful views in all directions.

We met at the Wind River Brewing Co. in Pinedale (great spot if you’re ever in the area!) where we mapped out a plan to check out the three cars as there was some driving to do between them. One was in the garage of his Dad’s old house; another in a horse barn on someone else’s ranch and another in a storage unit.

A couple hours later , we were to his Dad’s old place and when we opened the garage door this is what greeted us:

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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 »