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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

1971 Chevrolet Short Bed Step Side Pickup For Sale


1971 Chevrolet C10 Short Bed Step Side Pickup For Sale. This pickup has received a very tasteful resto/mod by its owner of the past 20 years. It has a great level stance and runs, drives and sounds just right!

Stripped to bare metal and painted in its original colors; built 350 V8; automatic transmission; new suspension, exhaust, wheels, tires, more…………….  Ready to enjoy!$ 22,500.00

This truck was acquired from its second owner in 1999 and its subsequent resto/mod was completed by a local father/son tandem who are two of the areas most experienced rodders. All receipts/records from the resto/mod are included with the truck.

This truck was sold new on April 15, 1971 at Spedding Chevrolet in Denver, CO to a local buyer and has always been a local truck. The original owners metal protecto plate, warranty, and owners manual is with the truck (all in dealer pouch) and  is being sold with a clear, actual mileage, Colorado title!





The body and chassis are straight and rust free. For the most part the paint is of very high quality (2 coats base, 6 coats clear) and the truck shows and looks exceptionally good, especially for a now 19 year old re-paint! There are a few very small blems in the paint at the lower rear door corners (close ups shown below) that are not readily visible unless kneeling next to the truck and looking for them.

All glass in the truck is good and crack free.

The wood bed is the original yellow pine bed, sanded and treated with a preservative.




Click on above link to watch and listen to the sweet exhaust note on this truck!

The engine is a professionally built Chevrolet 350 V8 bored to 30 over producing an estimated 375 hp. Less than 2,000 miles on truck since engine build. Just tuned, no smoke, leaks/drips; very healthy!

Engine features a Edlebrock Air Gap Manifold; Edlebrock 600 CFM 4 barrel Carb with electric choke; Holley Flow Tech 55 Chevy IPC Coated Headers; Dual 2 1/2″ exhaust by Exhaust Pros into Magnaflow Stainless Steel mufflers, exhaust pipes with 3″ tips. New 3 Core Heavy Duty Radiator by Performance Radiator; Complete eEngine Dress by Speedway Motors, Jegs and Denver Specialites; Turbo 350 Transmission by Art Transmission; 4 bolt main.

The original paint was intentionally left on the interior of the doors, cab ceiling and dash as it is in such good shape and provides a great patina, look and feel. They are only original once!


The seat was re-foamed and covered with a very high quality vinyl in original style. New carpet was also installed.


Original paint dash with new dash pad on top.

The smaller diameter Grant steering wheel is a good looking and practical add. It feels great to the touch and provides some additional room when seated. The steering on the truck was rebuilt; very tight with no play/slop. It steers like it has power steering even when at low speeds and parking.

Odometer showing 170,450 original miles. Truck is sold with an actual mileage title and has been driven just under 4,000 miles in the past 20 years.

Three 3″ diameter Black Face Gauge with Water Temp., Ammeter, and Old Pressure Gauges mounted beneath (not cut into) dash. 8,000 RPM Tachometer mounted on top of steering column.





Wheels are 17″ x 7″ American Racing Salt Flat Mags with 3 bar spinners (5 on 5 bolt circle) with new Continental Conditrac 255/55/R17 tires. The original steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps are with truck as well.




Photos of underside of truck taken from rear to front and then front to back.  As a 48 year old Colorado truck the chassis and underside of the truck are in great shape.







Left Rear Suspension

Right Rear Suspension

Left Front Suspension

Right Front Suspension

Left Door, Bottom Left, Lower Corner small bubbles in paint as shown above. According to the prior owner, these appeared in the paint not long after the truck was painted in March of 2000; apparently due to moisture in the lower doors at time of paint prep.. They have not changed in appearance or size since the truck was painted 19 years ago; these photos are intentional close ups as I don’t want anyone to be surprised by these. You have to kneel next to the truck and look for them; otherwise you don’t see them.

Right Door, Bottom Left, Lower Corner small bubbles in paint as shown above.

Aside from these, the paint on the truck is very good. The paint brand & color code stickers are with the truck so these spots could be prepp’d and re-painted with an exact paint match.

Also included with the truck are the original wheels and hubcaps with 4 235/15R15 Trail Handler LT tires; the original front stock spindles and back coil springs; spare tire hanger and bolt; a GM power brake (small booster w/dual master cylinder) and a Demon 4 barrel 625cfm carb with electric choke and mounting kit.