About Us

About KTL

Welcome to the home of The Cougar Specialist. We are a full rotisserie restoration shop located in Southern Virginia. Specializing in classic Mercury and Ford restore, but not limited to these fine vehicles. We would be happy to accompany you with any fine, vintage automobile and we are looking forward to new and exciting projects in the future. We personalize to your needs, from all original concourse restore to high-quality mods. The Original KTL vintage cars was owned by the late and great Tom Lawrance and his memory lives on as a well known figure among the Mercury community. From a 2 car garage in Long Island, NY, he started his dream of rebuilding these fine automobiles. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and his son Kurtis T Lawrance, master mechanic and painter, is continuing his father’s dreams. For a brief time the business took the form of KRC restorations after the passing of Tom in April 2016. We are pleased to announce that the name so loved to many is back and better than ever. Welcome to the all new KTL Restorations Inc. Kurt, alongside his partner and Wifey (aka Kurts Cougar) Crystal, and the fine staff at KTL and turning heads and bringing “new life back to cats” (refer to a recent article written by Rob May). The KTL family is please to relaunch on the same year as the 50th anniversary of their favorite muscle car, the mercury cougar. You can find us almost daily on our social media links and be sure to follow the duo with their official hashtag #carsandcosmetics. Oh yes, we said cosmetics. Crystal also owns a cosmetics business, so after many posts of cars and cosmetics..fittingly, the name stuck! Featured in many publications including Legendary Cougar Magazine, Modified Mustangs & Fords and At the Sign of the Cat. Our most recent travels to Mecum Auctions in Orlando, Florida (January 2017), produced one of the highest hammer downs to date for the Mercury Cougar. The 1 or 2 1970 Cougar 428CJ brought $150,000 on the block. Take a look around. We will be happy to answer any of your questions. Pictured below is the personal Cougar Eliminator once owned by Tom Lawrance, and now, proudly in the possession of Kurt.

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Cougar Specialist

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