The name KTL Restorations is nearly synonymous with Mercury Cougar restoration. No one has a greater connection or passion for these vehicles than our team in Danville, Virginia. It all started with our founder, Tom Lawrance, who loved Cougars and spending his time and money restoring them to their full glory. He saved his money while stationed in Vietnam to buy a 1968 Cougar with a 6.5-liter engine and 4-speed transmission. That same passion translated to his son, Kurt Lawrance, who spent his summers as a student working in the family garage on his dad’s next Cougar, a Yellow 1970 Eliminator with a 428 engine. When it needed work, Kurt sought out solutions. Along the way, he learned everything about mechanical repairs, electrical diagnostics, auto paint and body, and more. The duo’s passion for at-home restorations grew into a reputation for quality accomplishments. Soon, they were the leading resource for anyone who wanted to see their cat brought back to life.