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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

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.


Much cleaner look to the car without the rubber bumper over-riders which have now been removed.


The well made bolt-in roll bar has been removed and is with the car should the buyer want it. Both the top and the top boot cover are in very condition and just 6 years old.


The original paint on the car shows normal rock chips and wearing of the paint at the lower edges of the wheel wells but overall is in very good condition. The side stripes on the car were dealer applied when new (are decals, not painted on) and different styles of these are commonly found on TR6’s. All chrome trim intact and in good condition.



The only sizable crease or dent on the body is visible above on the rear valance beneath the rear bumper. Any competent body shop would be able to correct this fairly easily if desired.



The car received a professional mechanical refurbishment in 2017 (receipts with car) to bring it into top shape which included:

  • New rear brake cylinders.
  • Rebuild carbs.
  • New front bearings; new bearings for IRS hubs
  • New pinon seal.
  • Front suspension rebuilt with new components; new shock mount rubbers; new sway bar links; new steering rack bushings.
  • New clutch and release bearing; new clutch slave cylinder; new master cylinder.
  • All new hoses (heater, radiator, intake manifold); new clamps; new thermostat; new radiator cap.
  • New heater control valve.
  • New gaskets (oil pan, valve cover, hypoid housing).
  • New fan and air pump belts.
  • New water pump and pulley.
  • New ignition rotor; new Petronix Electronic Ignition.
  • Tune up; new plugs; plug wires.
  • Replace all fluids (engine, transmission, rear differential, coolant).
  • New oil filter with spin off conversion.
  • Rebuild alternator.
  • New turn signal switch; new top release handle.
  • New muffler and exhaust.



The interior is in very good condition (original seat upholstery without any tears/splits, door panels, carpets, etc.) in # 11 Triumph Black. We have installed a new clutch pedal pad; a new lower right dash pad; new left door window crank handle and new trunk carpet since these photographs were taken. The wood dash does show some cracks in the finish veneer (new original type wood dashes are readily available for the car from The Roadster Factory (our favorite TR parts supplier). All gauges, horn, lights (including interior and glove box lights) working.


Given the car’s long time single family ownership and its condition, we believe the mileage shown on the odometer is the original mileage on car.




May 1976 production date (last year for the TR6); one of but 6,083 US spec. TR6s produced in ’76.


Original jack and handle in good working condition.

No rust in trunk pan or elsewhere except surface rust around battery.

Throaty sounding and torquey 2.5 litre straight six with twin Stromberg carbs produced 104 hp; is coupled to a very smooth shifting four speed all synchromesh transmission.

Engine No.: CF46632UE

Decal under hood; very basic emissions controls. The car just passed Colorado emissions testing.

Classic fuel filler cap.

Photo above shows new top with new clear rear windows (center section zips down which adds more top up ventilation). All other glass (windshield, side windows) on the car is very good.


Coker Classic Red Line 185 R15 tires. Wheels freshly powder coated.

Note very good door gaps in these rear wheel photos.





Under carriage is straight and rust free. Inner and outer rockers, chassis and pans all very good.





Newer muffler and tail pipes.

TR6 mufflers are made for both left and right hand drive versions.