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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

1951 Triumph 6T Thunderbird Motorcycle – Sold

The Triumph 6T Thunderbird was introduced in 1949 and became one of Triumph’s most iconic and most famous designs. It was the first of the parallel Twin 650 cc Triumphs by designer Edward Turner. The bike was launched in Paris in spectacular fashion by having three Thunderbirds lap the banked Montlhery circuit at over 90 mph for more than 500 miles after which each rider made a flying lap at over 100 mph before riding the bikes back to the Meriden factory; an outstanding achievement!

This matching numbers (Chassis and Engine # 2167) classic Triumph is ready to be ridden and surely will be appreciated by anyone that loves classic bikes. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

Movie fans may recognize this bike as the identical model bike Marlon Brando rode in the classic film “The Wild One” (1953).

The first of the Triumph four stroke parallel twin 650cc engines featured an improved crankshaft and a higher capacity oil pump. It produced 34 bhp at 6,300 rpm. 71mm x 82mm/2.79″ x 3.23″ Bore and Stroke. 8.5:1 Compression.

The 1″ Amal carburetor was increased in size to 1-1/16″ in 1951.


Rigid frame with sprung rear hub.

Gearbox 4 speed constant mesh, right foot shift.

Originally the bike was equipped with a stylish headlight nacelle which covered the top of the headlight and enclosed the speedometer, ammeter, switch gear and handlebar mounts. This particular bike has a headlight with ammeter and speedometer without the nacelle; However, the original nacelle shell is included with the bike (see photo below) for someone wishing to do a factory spec restoration (parts for these bikes may still be found).

Original tank and trim. 4 gal capacity. Bike dry weight 370 lbs..