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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

Cars For Sale

Cars For Sale


Thank you for visiting our site. For the past fourteen 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.

Please view our current inventory of Classic Cars For Sale by scrolling down this entire page. Cars are listed in alphabetical order as shown below.

You will also see a listing of the Cars Coming next for sale.

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

We have also successfully sold many vehicles on consignment and am glad to speak with you about professionally marketing and selling your vehicle. We also locate vehicles, provide appraisals and Colorado State VIN Verifications, arrange pre-purchase inspections and are glad to assist you by recommending the specialty repair and restoration shops that we’re familiar with in the area.

I invite you to please stop in anytime you’re in the area to say hello, hangout, talk cars and check out our current inventory of classic cars for sale. Pickup a free shop sticker; browse the car art and memorabilia on display and for sale, along with numerous car books in our free lending library. We also have cool shop T-shirts for sale so folks will know you’ve been to Lyons and have good taste to boot!

I look forward to helping you with your purchase or sale of a vintage car, truck or motorcycle and to meeting you at our shop in beautiful Lyons, Colorado.

Please contact me anytime and thanks again for checking out Vintage Motors of Lyons.

George Raffensperger 

We Drive Vintage !

Paying It Forward: We believe in supporting our local community. Your patronage allowed us to make generous donations to the Lyons Community Foundation and other local Non-Profits again this year. Thank You.

The “fine print”: All advertised prices include title, transfer docs. and a 60 day temp. tag for in-state buyers; otherwise there is a $ 395.00 charge for same to in-state buyers to cover our costs. Any applicable sales taxes for in-state buyers are additional cost. Out of state or foreign buyers please inquire. We are experienced with shipping cars throughout the U.S. and worldwide and are glad to assist you with this if you like; additional dealer handling charge may apply.

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 For Sale



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.

$36,000.00 Click here for more about this car »

Cars Coming

CARS COMING: We have a really great new group of cars coming up for sale soon. Some of these are listed below plus some exciting new additions! I’ll be posting details and prices but feel free to contact me 303-931-5280 about them in the interim if you like, Thanks.

1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8l Coupe, Original Owner car!

1965 Singer Chamois. Rare LHD Coupe, Restored, Built in Scotland!

1963 Triumph Spitfire. Totally restored, in Triumph Racing Green, with built 1296 cc Engine

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!
JUST SOLD – THANK YOU Click here for more about this car »

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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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe – Sold

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe For Sale.

Finished in deep Shelby Blue metallic with a black interior. Powered by a 289 V8 – 4 bbl engine coupled to a 3 speed manual floor shift transmission. In very good condition throughout. A Colorado car from new and ready to enjoy now!


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1966 Volkswagen Bug – Sold

1966 VW Bug For Sale. Fun, cool little Bug. One of my favorite personal cars but its time for me to pass it on to someone that will drive and use it more than I have been recently.

I bought it out of Southern Cal with CA black plates 6+ years ago; not rusty, solid car. Runs and drives well. It scoots along pretty well with its dual port engine with twin Weber carbs and extractor exhaust. A blast to drive!

Paint is scruffy, “great patina”. Originally Bahama Blue, then sunshine yellow and now is in the same PT Boat Gray I bought it with. Unassuming, last of the glass covered headlight cars, good classic German chrome steel bumpers, vintage roof rack. Red leatherette interior in great shape. Now 12 v electrical with alternator; heat tubes off/heat channels good, wipers on the fritz, good sound from more modern Blaupunkt AM/FM Cassette built into the rear of the glove compartment, old classic Blaupunkt radio still in dash.

Hard to find good ones of these anymore. The next 912!!  JUST SOLD – THANK YOU 

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1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII – Sold

1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 For Sale.  Last year for the classic big Healeys. In excellent condition. Body off restoration with both a new chassis and rack and pinon steering from Jule; these coupled with the Bilstein front tube shock conversion provide a much improved handling and driving experience. Engine and overdrive transmission rebuilt, new wiring harness, new factory correct interior, new top, brakes, suspension, exhaust, etc., etc.. Finished beautifully in red with black interior and soft top, with 72 spoke chrome wire wheels (5), a Heritage Trust Certificate, manuals, receipts, fitted cover, jack and tools.

This Healey starts, runs, drives, shifts, and stops beautifully without issues; plus it is as clean and neat underneath as it on top!  Hard to find a much nicer big Healey.

To quote Mike Lawrence, author of The Essential Austin Healey  ” True classic cars do not become so with age… ‘they’ start with an indefinable magic. The Healey had it from Day One. What is it? If you to have to ask, you’ll never know.”


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