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Welcome to Vintage Motors of Lyons

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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
303-440-9147

Find out more about George and the shop by watching the video at Lyons TV.

Lyons TV Vintage Motors of Lyons Video

1964 Jaguar Series 1 3.8 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe – Sold

Two Owner 1964 Jaguar Series 1 “XKE” Type Fixed Head Coupe For Sale.

This is a Series 1 Left Hand Drive Jaguar “XKE”¬† Fixed Head Coupe (# 889212) which was completed at the factory in Coventry, England on September 17, 1963. It is one of only 5,872 Left Hand Drive 3.8 litre Fixed Head Coupes produced, which were built between March 1961 and August 1964.

It is finished in its rare original color combination of Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green Interior. Only the British could pull off such an appealing color combination !

The car is all matching numbers (body, engine, transmission) per its accompanying Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. It has its original chrome wire wheels, tool kit, jack, spare chrome wire wheel, original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook with supplements and fold out lubrication chart, a Factory Service Manual and many records and receipts dating back to the 1970’s.

JUST SOLD, THANK YOU

Condition:

The car starts readily and runs and drives well. The engine does not smoke, make any undue noises nor drip hardly any oil at all (I know this can be surprising). Compression across all 6 cylinders is 130 PSI. Oil pressure  at idle reads 52-55 and increases with throttle. The brakes work well and the car shifts well, the transmission and clutch are very good. The car also steers, handles and rides well.

Electrically all exterior lights and signals work. The interior cabin light works but the clock, choke and handbrake dash lights do not. All gauges work (the oil pressure gauge is aftermarket; the original Smiths gauge is with the car).

The car is fitted with its original chrome wire wheels (including spare) fitted with newer, correct type, 2 eared knock offs. The tires have good tread but are old and should be replaced.

The car was completely stripped, rust repairs made with new metal, primed and repainted in the mid-1980’s. Receipts from that work are included with the car. Today, the body and paint still present quite well with no major dents nor critical rust (some surface rust in spots underneath) and would benefit from a good buffing and polish. We note some “spider webbing” or crazing in the paint finish in one spot at the lower left rear below the boot hatch; some very small cracks in the paint at the top of the right rear fender; a touched up chip in the paint at the rear edge of the bonnet and two small dings in the top of the bonnet itself (all shown in photos below).

 

 

These early Series 1 coupes are the purest of the breed. The glass covered headlights, small chrome bumpers and aircraft like toggle switch dash (all deleted after 1967) accentuate its aerodynamic and distinctive design. Many consider the XKE to be the most significant of all post-war British sports cars and rightfully so.

 

The interior of the car is in good condition including seats, headliner, door and trim panels.

There are some small cracks in the dash pad vinyl above the tachometer (shown above) and a crack in the dash face vinyl between the oil pressure gauge and the light switch as shown below.

Fuel tank has been replaced and there are welded seams in the boot floor from prior body repairs to the rear of the car.

Original tool kit and a factory workshop manual. Original jack and knock off hammer with car as well.

Original Owners Handbook.

Original Lubrication and Maintenance Chart.

Original Chassis Plate: Car No. 889212; Engine No. RA3573-9; Body No. 76511; Gear Box No. EB 11678

Physical components of the car all correspond with this plate and those on the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate shown below.

In-Line 6 Cylinder 3,781 cc (230.6) engine with Triple S.U. H.D. 8 Carburetters produced 266 horsepower and 260 lb ft torque. Power to rear wheels through Moss 4 Speed manual transmission.

Original Engine: Serial # stamping on the cylinder head corresponds to the Chassis Identification Plate and the Heritage Trust Certificate.

Heritage Trust Certificate.

Provenance:

This Jaguar was dispatched to the U.S. from the factory in Coventry on October 2, 1963. It was purchased new on November 27, 1963 by Mr. Ernest Baldwin of Washington D.C. from Manhattan Auto, the Jaguar dealership at 7th and R Streets in Wash. D.C..¬† Mr. Baldwin traded in his 1962 Open Two Seater “E” Type which he had purchased new on March 7, 1962 from this same dealership on this coupe. This coupe was next purchased by its second and most recent owner, Mr. Robert Stottlemyer of Chevy Chase, MD., on December 1, 1964. He brought the car to his residence in Colorado in 1990. The car has benefited from his continuous care and maintenance over the past 58 years until his passing last year. His last driving/mileage entry was written on March 30, 2022. The odometer reads 23,701, total mileage from new is unknown (we would guess it is most likely 123,701). It is our understanding from speaking with surviving family and friends that in addition to having the body and paint refinished, that the engine and transmission were also rebuilt during his ownership.

Left Front Wheel

Right Front Wheel

Left Rear Wheel

Right Rear Wheel

Top of left side floor pan with carpet and padding removed.

Top of right side floor pan with carpet and padding removed.

 

Lower left rear.

Lower right rear.

Area on lower left rear panel with “crazing/spider webbing” in paint finish.

Faint cracking in paint on top of right rear fender.

Chip in paint at right rear edge of bonnet.

Two small dings on top of bonnet.

Underneath front center.

 

Underneath right front suspension.

Underneath left front suspension.

Underneath left front suspension looking towards front of car.

Underneath right front suspension looking towards front of car.

Underneath rear center.

Underneath left rear.

Underneath right rear.

Underneath rear center between exhaust pipes.

Underneath left rear suspension (from rear view).

Underneath right rear suspension (from right view).

Underneath left rear suspension (from front view).

Underneath right rear suspension (from front/side view).

Underneath right rear side.

Underneath right side mid floor pan.

Underside right side towards front floor pan.

Underside right side front floor pan.

Underneath front right side, front edge of right floor pan.

Underside right side transmission.

Underside panel in front of left floorpan.

Underneath front of left floor pan.

Underside left side mid floor pan.

Underside left rear floor pan.

Underside left rear suspension from front view.