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The Industry’s Repair and Restoration Experts for 1967-1973 Mercury Cougars

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. 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.


We focus on returning cars to their original factory showroom condition, which involves careful preservation and restoration. Our attention to detail has won us great respect in the Cougar community. Whether you’re scrolling the CCOA’s database, flipping through Legendary Cougar Magazine, or viewing the world’s best muscle cars, chances are you’ll see the renowned work of KTL Restorations. In 2019, our restoration of the infamous “Lethal Cat,” a 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, who went on to win Muscle Car of the Year! For more photos of our work and accomplishments, be sure to view our gallery.


KTL Restorations helps Cougar owners see their dreams come true with exceptional restorations that bring vehicles back to their original glory, power, and prowess. While we don’t only work on these vehicles, there’s no denying their place in our hearts and specialty services. No one can transform, protect, and restore Mercury cats better than us! To learn more about what we do, how we do it, and what we can do for you, please reach out to our team by calling (434) 685-7353. We are always eager to take on a new challenge and know that our clients will be floored with the results. Your restoration project is as unique as your vehicle, and our experts will be happy to discuss the timeline and details with you. Your passion project is our life’s work, and we can’t wait to start the process together!