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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

1989 Volvo 244 DL – Sold

1989 Volvo 244 DL For Sale. Two owner Volvo sedan in very good condition. Rare 5 Speed car previously owned by long time Volvo aficionado who provided it with excellent care and maintenance. Finished in Pacific/Royal Blue (#96) with blue cloth interior. Sold with a clear, actual mileage Colorado title. Car currently has 159,766 original miles; just broken in for one of these! These Volvos were designed with durability, reliability and safety in mind and this one certainly meets those criteria. You will find it to run and drive very well. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

Exterior: Paint holds a good shine is very presentable with some blems from use and some chips in paint at top of left rear door beneath the window molding. Body is straight with no visible rust.  “Snow Scoop” accessory front exterior vent covers to keep out debris.

Bosch fog lamps with proper dash mounted switch.

Interior: The interior is very clean and in very good condition throughout. Non-smoker car.  The dash itself is in great condition with tachometer, voltmeter, clock and proper green fog light switch. Has rare accessory front headrest cushions and molded Volvo floor mats/trays front and rear. Map pockets; upgraded Bluetooth stereo and speakers. Seats are very comfortable and in very good condition.

Heated front bucket seats.

159,766 Original miles, 5 speed manual transmission


The Interior is in very good condition; seats, door panels, carpets, dash, headliner. The only flaw found is a very small crack in the top of the dash between the corner of the gauge pod and the defroster vent (see photo below).


Actual mileage on car: 159,766 miles. Car is sold with a clear Colorado actual mileage title.

Pioneer blue tooth stereo. AC functions but could use recharge.



Original owners manual and all booklets with car.




Rear seat back with head rests; this car seats 5 adults comfortably.

Headliner also in very good condition; note optional front seat headrest pads in matching upholstery.

Huge trunk with tools, jack and full size spare.

The alloy wheels are IPD’s version of Volvo’s Virgo wheels and are reputed to be stronger and stiffer than the ones from Volvo. The 195/60R15 tires have less than 3,000 miles on them.



Mechanical: The car is powered by the bullet proof 2.3 liter red block 4 cylinder engine. The tires (5) are all fairly new. IPD anti-sway bars have been installed front (25mm) and rear (22mm). We note some new exhaust system components. Battery just one year old. Engine and engine compartment are very clean and tidy.