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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.

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Cars For Sale

Cars For Sale


Please know that as of April 30,2024 we have closed our physical location in Lyons, CO.

Thank you for visiting our site. For the past 15 plus years we have specialized in offering Classic Cars For Sale by sourcing and selling local Colorado and Western vintage vehicles. Most all of these benefit from not having the rust issues typically found in older vehicles from many other areas of the country. Many of the vehicles we sell are original owner, or long time local owner, cars and trucks.

I hope you enjoy looking at the classic cars we have sold 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.

1976 Triumph TR6 -True Survivor – Sold

1976 Triumph TR6; just sold, thank you. his was the final year for the TR6 which were the last of the classic Triumph convertible sports cars.

A local Colorado car, it is a true survivor in very good condition. We sold it a little over 5 years ago to Lyons residents who are now spending more time traveling and as a result have consigned the car with us. The owners prior to them purchased the car in Denver, CO some 41 years ago. It has just over 47,000 original miles and still wears its original paint (Triumph White #19) which is in very good condition, especially for a nearly 48 year old car which reflects the care it has received over the years and that it was always garaged when not being driven in our dry Colorado climate.

The body is straight with the exception of a crease in the lower rear valance panel below the rear bumper and some very small dings on top of the front fenders, all of which would most likely be able to be removed by a good dent shop (glad to recommend). No other accident damage; repairs/filler, etc.. The car is rust free with the exception of some minor surface rust around the battery.

This TR6 (# CF56449U) benefits from a thorough professional mechanical refurbishment completed just six years ago (details below). It runs, drives, shifts, stops and handles pretty much as new. It has a newer top & top boot cover, newer red line tires, clutch, Petronix, spin-off oil filter, etc.. The inline six cylinder engine provides plenty of power for mountain or highway driving and is noise and smoke free with excellent oil pressure.

The classic and brawny styling of the TR6 remain timeless. Many consider them to be the best running and driving of the Triumph marque and this one furthers that belief by providing a wonderful open British roadster driving experience without issues.

I do believe one would be hard pressed to find a better condition, lower mileage, original paint TR6 at this price. Please know that we have installed some new items since we photographed the car: replaced lower right dash crash pad; new left side window crank; new clutch pedal pad; and new trunk carpet. The rubber bumper over-riders on the front and rear bumpers and the roll bar (all with car if wanted) have also been removed since some of these photos were taken.


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1972 Chevrolet K10 4WD Pickup – Sold

JUST IN: 1972 Chevrolet K10 4WD Pickup For Sale.

These ’67 – ’72 bodied GM pickups are some of the best looking pickups going and this one is in exceptionally good condition. They represent the link between the utilitarian, work horse pickups of old and the newer pickups of today. These K10 trucks are reliable, durable, easy to drive, service and maintain. Classic good looks that stand out at show & shines, parades and cruise nights.

This particular truck has been owned by the same local family for the past 13 years and was purchased at the McCaddon GM dealership in Boulder, CO.. It has only 8,145 miles since a full restoration and paint. It is equipped with a 350 V8 engine, a Turbo-hydramatic 3 speed automatic transmission, a Hi-Lo transfer case, lock out front hubs, American Racing alloy wheels, BFG All Terrain TA tires, a full bed liner, AM-FM-CD, sliding glass rear window, etc..

It is a great truck in very good condition, drives like new, and is ready to go anywhere you’d like to go! Finished in Crimson Red with Black and Gray interior.

JUST SOLD, Thanks.

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1964 Jaguar Series 1 3.8 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe – Sold

Two Owner 1964 Jaguar Series 1 “XKE” Type Fixed Head Coupe For Sale.

This is a Series 1 Left Hand Drive Jaguar “XKE”  Fixed Head Coupe (# 889212) which was completed at the factory in Coventry, England on September 17, 1963. It is one of only 5,872 Left Hand Drive 3.8 litre Fixed Head Coupes produced, which were built between March 1961 and August 1964.

It is finished in its rare original color combination of Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green Interior. Only the British could pull off such an appealing color combination !

The car is all matching numbers (body, engine, transmission) per its accompanying Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. It has its original chrome wire wheels, tool kit, jack, spare chrome wire wheel, original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook with supplements and fold out lubrication chart, a Factory Service Manual and many records and receipts dating back to the 1970’s.


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1972 Austin Mini – Sold

1972 Mk3 Austin Mini 1000 For Sale.

Very well cared for, good running and driving LHD Mini. Longtime Colorado car, straight, not rusty. Minilite wheels. 998 cc engine, 4 speed trans.

Complete new interior with headrest front bucket seats, rear bench seat, door panels, headliner, dash pad, carpets.

Same owner past 10 years and last 3,400 miles. Serviced at British specialty car shop in Denver including new front & rear brakes, some new brake lines, new solenoid and HD starter, new center pipe exhaust with dual tips, aux. front driving lamps, aux. reverse lights and 3rd brake light, new pedals, new paint (always yellow car); also custom metal and wood slat roof rack with car, two fitted covers.

Many smiles per mile!

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2006 Porsche Cayman S – Sold



This six speed manual transmission Cayman S was delivered new to Prestige Imports Porsche/Audi in Lakewood CO. on February 10, 2006. It has just 32,139 original miles and is sold with a clear, actual mileage Colorado title. All service records are with the car since new and show that it has been diligently maintained and serviced. Its most recent service performed on 10/5/22 at 31,874 miles included lube, oil & filter, new spark plugs and replacement of the ignition coils. It runs and drives wonderfully!

The car is is finished in Seal Gray Metallic with Black Leather interior. The paint and body are nearly blem free (we note one small dimple on the right rocker trim beneath the passenger door; PDR most likely could remedy). Clear paint protection film applied to nose, backs of mirrors, etc..

Options on the car include automatic dimmable mirrors, rain sensor wipers, headlamp washers, automatic air conditioning system, heated seats, 19″ classic Carrera Classic wheels (of which there is an extra set of 4 mounted with winter tires, never installed on car), colored Porsche crest wheel caps, Bi-Xenon headlamps (+ std. fog lamps) and a Bose sound system. A factory cover and windshield sun shade are with the car, along with all original owners and maintenance manuals, spare key, etc..

Please call me should you wish to make an appointment to see this excellent condition 987.12 Porsche. Thanks.


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1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce – Sold


1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce For Sale

This driver quality Series 1 Spider runs and drives well.  Alfas were built to be driven and were ahead of their time with their aluminum twin overhead cam engines, mechanical fuel injection, 5 speed all synchro transmissions and 4 wheel disc brakes (before Porsche!).

It has but 25,300 original miles and is just one of 2,215 cars US version Spiders built in the final year of production for the roundtail Spiders (1966-69). This Spider is sold with a clear, actual mileage Colorado title.

Restore it as you like but drive it as is and have fun!  Alfissimo! Che bella macchina!
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1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce – Sold


Euro Model 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce (Scalino) For Sale. Finished in Verde Vivo Pininfarina (AR # 217); very similar to Verde Pino – Pine Green (AR # 216) with Black Interior.

The car runs and drives well and is a solid, not rusty example.

Upgrades include a 2.0l twin overhead cam engine with dual Weber 40DCOE32 carbs, 5 speed transmission, hydraulic clutch and a limited slip differential, Centerline headers with Ansa exhaust, larger brakes (four wheel disc), adjustable Koni shocks with Centerline springs.

Flying Buttress seats (from one year only ’69 model), GTA style grille, Cast Aluminum Wheels with original Alfa center caps, wood rim Alfa steering wheel.

This car was imported to the US in 1977 by a U.S. serviceman who had purchased the car while stationed in Italy. Italian export and US import docs are with the car as well as receipts and records from 1978 to present. Restoration work on the car was largely performed in the 1990’s, with more recent work (new master cylinder, etc.) to maintain drivability. The car has been here locally in Colorado with the same owner for the past 30+ years. It has been driven sparingly (less than a thousand miles) since the late 90’s; hence it now being available for purchase.

The car is sold with a clear Colorado title; there are numerous spare parts to come with the car as well (see listing near end of this post).  Please contact me with any questions, need for further details. Thank You.


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1976 Porsche 912E – Sold


1976 Porsche 912E For Sale.

The 912E was produced for one year only in 1976 to fill the gap between the 914 and the 924 in the Porsche lineup. The cars are quite rare as only 2,092 were built, all for the North American market. However, due to their fully galvanized high quality Theissen steel bodies (a first for Porsche in ’76) and reliable 4 cylinder air cooled 2.0 liter engine from the 914, Porsche estimates that at least half of these cars are still on the road today! Incidentally, the E stands for “Einspritzer”, which is the German word for fuel injection, in this case, the new for 1976, Bosch L- Jetronic.

This example was sold new in California and was purchased used in 1982 at Anderson-Behel Porsche in Santa Clara by the same family consigning it with us now.

The car starts readily and runs and drives well.

The interior was recently refreshed and upgraded with new padding and leather upholstery of the front Recaro seats, replacement of the vinyl upholstery in the rear, a new headliner in original spec material and rebuild of the original front door pockets which feature the lift up covers. The car is straight and not rusty (fully galvanized body and living in CA and Colorado since new and garaged when not driven helped) but the paint finish (# 106-9-2 Talbot Yellow) is compromised with numerous chips, a few dings and some fading. Gaps and glass are all good.

I say drive it as is which it does very nicely (pluses are its 5 speed manual transmission, good handling, 25-26 mpg on regular gas).

There are its purchase documents, an Owners Manual, service records and receipts back to 1982 along with its original CA blue plates. The car is sold with a clear Colorado title. The odometer reads just over 161,900 miles which we’re very sure is its original mileage given the records. Records show that the original engine was rebuilt and the clutch replaced. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

Please feel free to inquire anytime, thanks.

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