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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.

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Cars For Sale

1976 Porsche 912E – Sold


1976 Porsche 912E For Sale.

The 912E was produced for one year only in 1976 to fill the gap between the 914 and the 924 in the Porsche lineup. The cars are quite rare as only 2,092 were built, all for the North American market. However, due to their fully galvanized high quality Theissen steel bodies (a first for Porsche in ’76) and reliable 4 cylinder air cooled 2.0 liter engine from the 914, Porsche estimates that at least half of these cars are still on the road today! Incidentally, the E stands for “Einspritzer”, which is the German word for fuel injection, in this case, the new for 1976, Bosch L- Jetronic.

This example was sold new in California and was purchased used in 1982 at Anderson-Behel Porsche in Santa Clara by the same family consigning it with us now.

The car starts readily and runs and drives well.

The interior was recently refreshed and upgraded with new padding and leather upholstery of the front Recaro seats, replacement of the vinyl upholstery in the rear, a new headliner in original spec material and rebuild of the original front door pockets which feature the lift up covers. The car is straight and not rusty (fully galvanized body and living in CA and Colorado since new and garaged when not driven helped) but the paint finish (# 106-9-2 Talbot Yellow) is compromised with numerous chips, a few dings and some fading. Gaps and glass are all good.

I say drive it as is which it does very nicely (pluses are its 5 speed manual transmission, good handling, 25-26 mpg on regular gas).

There are its purchase documents, an Owners Manual, service records and receipts back to 1982 along with its original CA blue plates. The car is sold with a clear Colorado title. The odometer reads just over 161,900 miles which we’re very sure is its original mileage given the records. Records show that the original engine was rebuilt and the clutch replaced. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

Please feel free to inquire anytime, thanks.

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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe – Sold

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe For Sale.

Finished in deep Shelby Blue metallic with a black interior. Powered by a 289 V8 – 4 bbl engine coupled to a 3 speed manual floor shift transmission. In very good condition throughout. A Colorado car from new and ready to enjoy now!


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1966 Volkswagen Bug – Sold

1966 VW Bug For Sale. Fun, cool little Bug. One of my favorite personal cars but its time for me to pass it on to someone that will drive and use it more than I have been recently.

I bought it out of Southern Cal with CA black plates 6+ years ago; not rusty, solid car. Runs and drives well. It scoots along pretty well with its dual port engine with twin Weber carbs and extractor exhaust. A blast to drive!

Paint is scruffy, “great patina”. Originally Bahama Blue, then sunshine yellow and now is in the same PT Boat Gray I bought it with. Unassuming, last of the glass covered headlight cars, good classic German chrome steel bumpers, vintage roof rack. Red leatherette interior in great shape. Now 12 v electrical with alternator; heat tubes off/heat channels good, wipers on the fritz, good sound from more modern Blaupunkt AM/FM Cassette built into the rear of the glove compartment, old classic Blaupunkt radio still in dash.

Hard to find good ones of these anymore. The next 912!!  JUST SOLD – THANK YOU 

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1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII – Sold

1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 For Sale.  Last year for the classic big Healeys. In excellent condition. Body off restoration with both a new chassis and rack and pinon steering from Jule; these coupled with the Bilstein front tube shock conversion provide a much improved handling and driving experience. Engine and overdrive transmission rebuilt, new wiring harness, new factory correct interior, new top, brakes, suspension, exhaust, etc., etc.. Finished beautifully in red with black interior and soft top, with 72 spoke chrome wire wheels (5), a Heritage Trust Certificate, manuals, receipts, fitted cover, jack and tools.

This Healey starts, runs, drives, shifts, and stops beautifully without issues; plus it is as clean and neat underneath as it on top!  Hard to find a much nicer big Healey.

To quote Mike Lawrence, author of The Essential Austin Healey  ” True classic cars do not become so with age… ‘they’ start with an indefinable magic. The Healey had it from Day One. What is it? If you to have to ask, you’ll never know.”


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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 Click here for more about this car »

2003 VW GTI 1.8T – Sold

2003 VW GTI 1.8T FOR SALE. For Sale By Original Owner. All records are with the car from new: window sticker, owners manual, original keys and every service record. I purchased this GTI new on December 31, 2003 from Gebhardt VW in Boulder, CO..

This car has been my daily driver until recently. It has been a very fun driver; very reliable and economical. It is very clean with 166,752 very well maintained miles (car is sold with a clear, actual mileage title). Just inspected and serviced. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

This car is equipped with a 4 cylinder 1.8 litre gas turbo engine producing 180 HP, a 5 speed manual transmission and is front wheel drive. Features include Optional Luxury Package with Leather Interior, 17″ Alloy Wheels, AM-FM-CD With Upgraded Monsoon Sound System; Air Conditioning, Front and Rear Power Disc Brakes, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Sunroof,  Split Rear Seat allows rear seat back to fold down flat for Additional Rear Cargo Space,Power Rack and Pinon Steering, Electronic Differential Lock, Sport Suspension, Heated Seats and Mirrors, etc.. Has both the original carpeted floor mats (unused) and the optional heavy duty GTI logo’d rubber floor mats.

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2016 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro – Sold

2016 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro For Sale. Equipped with Optional Prestige Edition Package includes 3.0L TFSI Supercharged V6 Engine producing 333hp/325 ft lbs Torque (0-60 in 4.6 seconds!), 8 speed Tiptronic Automatic Transmission with both Console and Steering Wheel Paddle Shift, Quattro All Wheel Drive with 40/60 torque split, Head-up Display, LED Headlights & Interior Lighting, Ventilated 8 Way Power Front Seats with Lumbar Support, Heated Front & Rear Seats & Steering Wheel, Split 60/40 Rear Seat Back with Pass-Through, BOSE Sound System, Warm & Cold Weather Packages, Parking System Plus Cameras, 19″ Alloy Wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sports 235/40/ZR19 Tires.

Finished in Moonlight Blue Metallic with Nougat Brown Leather Interior with Natural Walnut Wood Accents.

Luxury, Power, Performance and Comfort in one impressive car.

5 Star Safety Ratings in all categories. Combined City/Hwy MPG 24; Hwy 30 MPG.

Rear mount receiver hitch included for bike rack, etc.

One Owner Local Car purchased new from Audi Boulder; 94,523 Original Miles; Super Clean and Well Maintained, New Brakes. Sold with Clear Actual Mileage Colorado Title. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1956 Ford Thunderbird – Sold

1956 Ford Thunderbird For Sale. “Eye catching” doesn’t adequately describe the looks of this beautiful bird! Finished in a lipstick red beautifully contrasted by a white and red leather trimmed interior.

The car is powered by a 312 ci V8 engine which was the largest V8 offered in the model year and is coupled to a floor shift automatic transmission. There is both a convertible top in white and a “port hole style” factory hard top finished in the body color.  Other features include power steering, power brakes, power seat, AM/FM radio, a rear mounted continental style spare wheel, and new wide whitewall tires mounted on Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels. This car was entered in and completed the Colorado Grand in 2003 and wears its removable symbol with registration number from this event. This Thunderbird received a body off restoration just slightly over 3,100 miles ago and is ready to enjoy without issues. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1974 Triumph TR6 – Sold

JUST IN: 1974 TR6 with factory Overdrive transmission. Restored and in very good condition throughout. Straight, no rust. New top with original style reflective banding, new tires, full tonneau. Heritage Trust Certificate shows it as a white car from new with overdrive. Known to have been a Colorado car for at least the past 36 years. Records with car since 2001. Very nice dual exhaust; luggage rack, fog lamps. JUST SOLD, THANK YOU

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1956 MGA Roadster – Sold

1956 MG MGA Roadster For Sale. This is MGA # HDT4317624 and was completed on July 13, 1956 in the first year of production for the now iconic MGA. It is equipped with a 1500 cc in-line 4 cylinder engine, a four speed transmission and wire wheels. It is finished in white with red leatherette interior along with a black top and tonneau cover. A very good example of the marque and model. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU.

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