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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

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!


The MK3 Mini was produced from 1969-1976 and is the original style Mini as designed by Alec Issigonis and introduced in 1959. Locating the wheels at the corners of the car and combining front wheel drive with a traverse mounted engine to increase passenger room, Minis are among the best handling vehicles of all time while seating 4 adults comfortably.  They are surprisingly roomy inside and provide a fun, nimble driving experience like no other car.

The Mk3 brought three notable changes from the earlier MK1 and Mk2 editions: interior door hinges, wind up windows and a heater as standard equipment.


Lower, large driving lamps switch on with high beams.


Added reverse lights mounted beneath bumper.

Twin pipe center exit exhaust; pleasing, healthy exhaust note.

Third brake light a practical addition.

Complete new high quality interior; carpets, upholstery and headliner. Seats are generously cushioned, front seats have added headrests for comfort and support.



Original wood veneer dash. Beautiful aftermarket wood steering wheel. Tachometer added to top of dash. Dash pad upholstered to match interior.




New, matching, high quality headliner. Many times these are ignored and found in poor shape as are fairly expensive to have replaced and professionally installed



Very tidy engine compartment. Original Type A BMC engine, 998 cc with single SU HS2 carb, 8.3:1 compression ratio producing 39 HP @ 4,750 rpm and 52 ft lb torque at 2,800 rpm.

Two covers included with car (indoor felt and outside type).

Removable boot floor panel has been carpeted to match the rest of the interior.

Fuel tank on left; matching Minilite spare wheel and new spare tire; 12 v negative ground battery wired for trickle charger connection.

Front left wheel.6×10 Minilites with Yokohama 165/70R10 tires (two extra sets of 4×10 alloy wheels & 3 new spare tires with car as well).

Left rear wheel.

Right rear wheel.

Front right wheel.

Front left side rocker section. Very clean, not rusty undercarriage.

Left rear rocker section.

Right front rocker section.

Right rear rocker section.

Chassis from right rear.

New exhaust, dual pipe center exit from muffler.

Chassis from left rear.

Underneath mid section right side.

Underneath mid section from left side, bottom of 9 gallon capacity furl tank in upper foreground,

Right front suspension. We note that the front cones are in need of replacement.

Front center of engine oil sump.

Taken from front right of oil sump, left front wheel in background.

Left front suspension.

Commission plate on left, # N20S-372012A. Decipher:  N20S (Mini 1000 model), 379012 (sequential # starting with 101), A (Longbridge, England Assembly Plant).

VIN # plate on right, XA2S1N-659316A. Decipher: X (inconsequential letter), A (engine type), 2S (2 door saloon), 1 (round nose traditional body style)  N (Mini 1000) 659316 (sequential production # starting with 101) A (built at Longbridge England Assembly Plant).

Body # above.

Under hood sticker with information for carburetter setting for emissions compliance.