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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

1997 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 – Sold

The last and best year for the North American Spec. Defender 90 and one of just 1,300 hard top wagons produced.These are impressive, true “do-it-all” vehicles which many consider to be the last of the “real” Land Rovers with its short wheelbase, solid axles, aluminum body, English “charm” and looks.

This LR is equipped with a 4.0l EFI (gas) V8 engine, full time 4WD, automatic transmission and air conditioning. It seats and buckles six.

It was sold new in Denver, has just 88,320 original miles and is sold with a clear Colorado, actual mileage, title.

It is in very good condition and has been with its prior local owner for the past 6 years (service records with vehicle). Finished in Alpine White with Slate Gray interior.

Several nice options include: an ARB Front Bumper with Warn winch (never used); 2 inch lift kit; air lockers (with dash mounted switches) for both front and rear differentials, console mounted Alpine CD stereo (great sound! – orig. LR AM-FM with vehicle as well), sliding rear windows, new stainless steel rear muffler, factory spare wheel/tire mount on rear door and 4 additional LR wheels mounted with studded snow tires.


Only blem we find on the exterior is a very small dimple above the drivers door handle.

The interior is like new, blem free. The are four folding seats in the rear, all with seat belts so it can seat and buckle six people.

New Warn winch with remote control on ARB Bumper.

Undercarriage photos front to rear. Not rusty, always a Colorado vehicle!

It has some minor drips (just to indicate that there is oil in the engine!)but nothing major like most any LR; always well maintained and serviced.


Four additional LR wheels mounted with studded snows in very good condition.