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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

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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1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 – Sold

1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 4×4 Wagon For Sale By Original Owner. I took delivery of this truck new on December 4, 1984 at Burt Toyota in Englewood, CO.  Recent work includes an exterior re-paint in it’s original beige color and the installation of a newly rebuilt 2F (original type) engine and much more; details below. I have all documents, service records and receipts from new. There are 263,852 original miles on the truck and just 198 miles (as of 10/11/21) since fresh engine and paint. Very original, awesome, go anywhere truck! Is sold with a clear, Colorado title. 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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1974 VW Type 2 Westfalia Camper – Sold

1974 VW Westy For Sale. In very good condition throughout. Upper and lower beds plus a kids sleeping hammock up front. Curtains, all cushions, cabinets, working propane stove, fresh water tank and sink, new electric frig., dual batteries, 120v shore power connection and outlet. Super clean, always very well maintained and loved and it shows. Ready for your adventures anywhere! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite – Sold

1959 Austin Healey Sprite For Sale. Hard to say much more than what has already been written about Bugeyes. Certainly one of the most fun cars for the money of all time! I have nurtured this one personally for the past 11 years and have enjoyed it immensely!

This Bugeye is very good mechanically. It has an original interior with its stock, uncut, dash and factory seats which I very much value along with it having been a red car with red interior from new so no color changes. The body is straight all around, including the bonnet, without any accident damage. There is some rust showing on the body now at the doglegs (A Pillars) and on the rockers. There is also a section of paint in the centre of the upper bonnet that is cracked. Overall, the paint is about a 15 footer with its fair share of “patina” but as you can see she still shines up pretty nicely. I bought it in New Mexico but it was originally a Colorado car and is a good survivor. Ready for you to drive and enjoy as is; and if you choose not to re-paint it who cares! JUST SOLD – THANK YOU

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2002 BMW Z3 3.0i Roadster – Sold

Low mileage Z3 in very good condition. Finished in Black with a light Grey Leather interior. It is powered by an in-line six cylinder engine coupled to a manual 5 speed transmission. Options include a push button power top, AM/FM/CD and air conditioning. 2002 was the final year of production for these fun, handsome roadsters. This car is sold with a clear, actual mileage, Colorado title and has just over 65,000 original miles (!). Service records (serviced locally at BMW dealership), original owners manual/booklets, keys, etc.. An excellent example of the marque and model. Always very well maintained and cared for; no issues, ready to enjoy now!


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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 of 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 young man that you were kind enough to allow to have his high school senior pictures 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 readily agreed that we should go as soon as it would suit him.

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 Wind River Mountain Range 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 ground to cover 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 few 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 »