Kevin Kay Restorations is a fourteen person, 22,000 sq. ft. self-contained classic car restoration facility catering to British and European cars and motorcycles in general, and 6-cylinder Aston Martin cars in particular. We have in-house metalworking, body panel fabrication and repair, mechanical rebuilding, and show-quality paint capabilities. Kevin Kay brings a lifetime of enthusiasm and knowledge to his veteran crew and their work. Although specializing in and having vast experience with all 6-cylinder Heritage Aston Martins from DB2 through DBS, we have had the opportunity and experience of restoring AC, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Duesenberg, Talbot-Lago, Porsche, Hispano-Suiza, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lotus, and many other marques.
We have experience with classic motorcycles such as BMW, Velocette, Royal Enfield, Norton, BSA, and the like. Kevin Kay Restorations specializes in restoring classic motorcycles of all types. We have restored many European and Japanese classics. From cosmetic restorations or mechanical repairs to complete nut and bolt restorations, we do it all. All restoration work is performed in house by our trained professionals using only the highest quality NOS (new old stock) or aftermarket parts. Our classic motorcycle restorations have won many awards, including Vintage Japanese Motorcycles (VJMC), Clubmans all British shows as well as several local California shows. We have an extremely knowledgeable crew with many contacts in the classic motorcycle world to help you find any required parts or specifications for your project. We have had the good fortune to win or place in many prestigious concours d’elegance, including Amelia Island, Silverado, Hillsborough, Palo Alto, Newport Beach, Pebble Beach and The Quail.
2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First place in the Zagato Centennial Postwar Class
KKR’s ground up restored 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupé #0186/R takes first place in the Zagato Centennial Postwar Class at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The DB4GTZ is also awarded the Vitesse Elegance trophy and was one of four cars nominated for Best of Show.
A few words from over the pond…….
The KKR team did the VERY heavy lifting on this project, the owner asked me to help KKR with details (sometime large – like reshaping the nose!) of authenticity in order that the car be presented as close to 1962 factory as we could make it.
This was a great team effort but I want to mention a few aspects:
This was a total rebuild undertaken over ten months. I know of no one in the world that could do that and certainly not to the quality that KKR has achieved.
(I am working on another Zagato in the UK, it’s now in year 4 with another year to go……)
- The calm dedication and professionalism of everyone at KKR is just fantastic. The whole team was a joy to work with.
- The attention to detail at all times was 110%.
- The pursuit of quality was relentless.
- Unlike most other restorers, there is only humility in KKR, no arrogance of the sort that many shops suffer from.
- The end result was spectacular. Andrea Zagato came to me afterwards to say well done and how close the car was to getting best in show.
The Pebble win is an enormous achievement and though I have been a very happy part of the team; the folk at KKR deserve the lion’s share of the credit.
– Steven Archer
MIllion Dollar Car Hunter TV Show Visits KKR
Classic Cars Restored
Classic Motorcycles Restored