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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

Cars For Sale

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 – Sold

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 For Sale. This is a Series II Jaguar XKE, # P1R24510, and features a four speed manual transmission and wire wheels. It is in very good driving condition. It starts readily and runs, drives, handles, shifts and stops well. The body is straight and the car is not rusty. The interior is in  decent condition and a new headliner has been installed. The paint has a good shine but has a fair share of chips, marks and nicks. There is a new dash cap as well as new rubber moldings and trim bits with the car.



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The Vern Swain Collection – Sold

Wind River Range WY

Like many good stories this one begins in a bar. My wife and I were enjoying margaritas at one our favorite spots in Lyons one evening when a man came up to us to say hello. I vaguely recognized him but as Lyons is a town of only about 2,000 people, many folks look at least somewhat familiar! He said you probably don’t remember me but I am the father of the kid that you were kind enough to allow to have his high school senior pictures to be taken in one of your vintage cars at your shop a couple years ago.

I told him that I remembered his son and that it was nice to meet a teenager that appreciated vintage cars and hoped that his photos had come out OK. He said yes, they did and that his son was now attending a local university but he had stopped by now to ask if could visit with me sometime about some old cars that his Dad owned. He knew that I owned a few vintage Porsches and said that his Dad’s cars were also older Porsches which really piqued my interest. He said he had yet to see the cars so didn’t know exactly which models they were but perhaps I could accompany him up to western Wyoming to check them out for him. He said they were stashed away in various locations around where his Dad was originally from and I agreed that we should definitely go!

It wasn’t long before we arranged to drive up to south of Jackson Hole to check them out. It was a drive I had made a couple times before on camping trips and is a nice scenic drive coming up through Northern Colorado on Rt 287; then a fairly lousy stretch of I-80 from Cheyenne westbound until heading north off the interstate through wide open country coming up along the Winds with beautiful views in all directions.

We met at the Wind River Brewing Co. in Pinedale (great spot if you’re ever in the area!) where we mapped out a plan to check out the three cars as there was some driving to do between them. One was in the garage of his Dad’s old house; another in a horse barn on someone else’s ranch and another in a storage unit.

A couple hours later , we were to his Dad’s old place and when we opened the garage door this is what greeted us:

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1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 – Sold

Fully Restored 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT 7 For Sale. This is Healey # H-BT7L/6266. Per it’s Heritage Trust Certificate it was originally built December 23-24, 1959. The car has received a recent complete restoration (see details below). It is a well sorted, no issues car for the next owner who will appreciate and enjoy the beauty and quality of this car. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU Click here for more about this car »

1990 Land Rover Defender 90 – Sold

1990 Land Rover Defender 90 Two Door Hardtop For Sale. It is Left Hand Drive, powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine coupled to a five speed manual transmission.  It is sold with a clear, Colorado actual mileage title (current mileage is 103,260 miles). In very good condition. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1962 MG MGA 1600 Mk II – Sold

We are honored to offer this NAMGAR award winning 1962 MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster For Sale. This car is an excellent example of the marque with just 45,288 original miles. I have owned and restored several MGAs over the past 52 years and this is one of the nicest A’s you will find anywhere. It is finished in Old English White with Red Leather interior, complimented by a Grey top and tonneau, which are its original colors per its accompanying Heritage Trust Certificate. A no issues, quintessential British roadster, for the next fortunate owner. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1973 Porsche 911T Five Speed Coupe – Sold

1973 Porsche 911T For Sale. This is Porsche # 9113100140. Per the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it is wearing it’s original paint color “Silver Metallic” complemented by its original color “Black Leatherette” interior. It is equipped with a 2.4 litre MFI engine coupled to an optional five speed, type 915, transmission.


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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa – Sold

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa in very good condition for sale. It has had only three owners from new (two of which were brother and sister). Just 131,686 original miles with a major engine service completed slightly less than 21,000 miles ago (see work order below). All service records past 22 years. This car has been well cared for and well maintained. All auxiliary items from new: Owners manual, full tool kit plus factory air pump, tire gauge, jack/spare, sales brochure, original keys.
Original Guards Red paint (#L80K in U.S.; aka Indian Red #80K in Germany) with Black Leather/Black Leatherette interior.


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1981-1982 Puma GTI Project Car – Sold

The top photo above is of the project Puma GTI Coupe for sale. The lower photo above is of a finished example of the car. This car should make for a rewarding and straight forward project, especially for those who appreciate and enjoy working with air cooled VW and Porsche cars.  JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1992 Maxton Rollerskate – Sold

Maxton cars were the creation of the late Bob Sutherland, an avid sports car racer, collector and enthusiast.They were built in Englewood, CO. This car is #007 of 50 cars produced over a three year period.

They are essentially formula cars for the street. The curb weight of the car is 1,680 lbs. and is powered by a Mazda Rotary 13B engine producing over 230 hp so you may get the idea of the car’s performance. 0-60 in under 5.5 seconds and incredible handling!

Just under 14,000 original miles, all records from new, 2014 re-paint in it’s original color, Alfa Maroon; recent tan seat upholstery by Auto-Weave; new Optima battery; Revolution alloy wheels (including 5th new spare); Sumitomo tires; original black top, tonneau cover, side curtains; smog gear also included but not needed in CO.; larger electric cooling fan with adjustable thermostat.

If this car doesn’t make you laugh and smile while driving it through the twisties your car guy/gal card will be revoked!

No issues, ready to enjoy. JUST SOLD – THANK YOU.

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1974 Porsche 911 Five Speed 3.0 Litre Coupe – Sold

1974 Porsche 911 For Sale. This is Porsche # 9114101114. The engine has been nicely upgraded from the stock 2.7 litre with a fully rebuilt 3.0 litre 911 engine paired to a rebuilt five speed (G15) manual transmission. It runs, drives, handles, stops and shifts very well. The mechanical work on the car has been done by some of the areas best Porsche shops over the past 12 years with all records and receipts with the car. These “middy” 911s are some of the lighter 911s produced and make for great driving cars.


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