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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

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS – Sold

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS For Sale. This is Triumph TR4A # CTC57735L. It is an “IRS”, Independent Rear Suspension, car.

The car is in very good condition and has been in the care of the same local owner for nearly the past 29 years. The Bill of Sale from that purchase, dated 12/1/1989 from its second owner in Denver CO., is with the car, as are complete service records and parts receipts from that date forward.

The original Owners Manual, a official Factory Workshop Manual, and other misc. records, spare bits, etc. are with the car as well.

The car was recently gone through & serviced by one of the area’s very best local British car mechanics/shops, Ted Ax of Ax & Allies in Denver.


The Giovanni Michelotti styled TR4 introduced in 1962 was continued with the TR4A in 1965 (through 1967). The evolution of the car included an independent rear suspension with the 4A. This semi-trailing arm system with coil springs and lever-arm shocks improved ride comfort over the earlier Hotchkiss system.

Stylistically the 4A’s have chrome belt line trim integrated into the now fender mounted front signal/marker lights along with smaller chrome bumpers. Both changes kept the appeal of the original design which evokes the classic British roadster look.

The engine remained the same as in the TR4. This car has it’s original engine (# CT57877E), a high torque (132 lb-ft), 2138 cc in line four (86mm bore/92mm stroke) with twin Stromberg 175CD carbs and a 9:1 compression ratio producing 104 hp. This makes for spirited driving in a car weighing but 2,240 lbs..  The four speed transmission is fully synchronized; brakes up front are discs.

Straight body with good paint. The paint holds a very good shine and is not checked, cracked or orange peeled; really quite good and looks great. The car was professionally stripped to bare metal, any necessary rust repairs made and all body panels completely re-painted in 1990 (see photos below). Today there are a few small surface rust bubbles in the paint on the left front outer rocker but the car is not a rusty car (see undercarriage photos below as well). A photo album of the body/paint work is included with the car; below are a few scans of some photos from that album:





The top and top boot are in excellent condition.

Period correct luggage rack.

Door panels and seats in proper black vinyl with white piping in very good condition; no rips/tears.


Beautiful walnut dash with full instrumentation and a spoked “banjo style” steering wheel provide that classic British roadster look and feel.

The entire interior of the car is in very good condition: door panels, dash, dash pads, dash top, seats, rear area vinyl, carpets (also have TR logo’d rubber mats).

Area behind seats with folded top boot.

Clean engine compartment and engine.



Engine # is CT57877E

Boot with spare tire/wheel below removable floor panel.

Original jack with car.


Michelin XZX 165 SR15 tires mounted on steel disc wheels; nice Triumph “Globe” emblem cloisonne badges on hubcaps.


All service records and parts receipts in binder from 1990 to date!


Wicker picnic basket with plates, cups and flatware from New Zealand included!


Right rear badging.

Front badging.

Undercarriage photos below so you may see rust-free condition:



Left side inner rocker:

Right side inner rocker where you can see steel rust repair plate made during body/paint work in 1990: