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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

1987 Land Rover Defender 90 – Sold

1987 Land Rover Defender 90 For Sale. Ex-military, diesel powered, 4 WD. This is a no frills Land Rover. It has a 5 speed transmission coupled to an inline 4 cylinder diesel engine. It runs well and is ready to take you wherever you may want to go! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

Truck sits on new General Grabber AT2 LT 285/75R16 tires.

Large rear door. heavy duty trailer hitch. Metal light guards front and rear.


Standard interior, two bucket seats, large center console.

The odometer now reads 177,478 km which equates to approx. 110,000 miles.


“Clean Slate” rear interior. All metal, benches ready for seat pads or build as you like for camping, etc.. Heavy duty rubber floor mat.

This Defender is equipped with the factory standard, naturally aspirated, 2.5l, in-line 4 cylinder Rover Diesel engine with manual choke. The cylinder head was just replaced; new manifold gasket, thermostat, fuel and oil filters replaced, oil and coolant changed, new master cylinder, brake fluid flush, new dry cell battery.

The engine is coupled to the factory standard Five Speed LT77 transmission.

It starts, runs, shifts, stops and drives well.


The VIN SALLDVAC8AA297194 (as shown above on the vehicle VIN Plate) decodes to:

SAL – Europe, UK, Land Rover

LD – Model Defender

V – Wheeelbase 90

A – Body Style Basic

C- Engine 2.5L, inline 4 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, diesel

8 – Gearbox 5 speed

A- Built pre-1988

A- Build Location, Solihull, UK

This truck is sold with a clear, Colorado title.

Posted below are quite a few photos of the underside which is in great shape, very minimal corrosion. Firewall, bulkhead, frame, crossmembers, floors, etc. all solid.

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Driveshaft, center of underside: